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by Mark S
Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: LPS New Cruiser Design
Replies: 66
Views: 28419

Re: LPS New Cruiser Design

Just because agencies are switching to black and white doesn't mean they are "giving in", and I'll note they aren't doing it for cost-savings either. The whole reason they went away from black and whites in the first place was to save from having to repaint every car after it came from the...
by Mark S
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Automotive
Topic: LPS New Cruiser Design
Replies: 66
Views: 28419

Re: LPS New Cruiser Design

:roll: - Being seen at night: Frig, people drive into emergency vehicles lit up like a frig'n Christmas festival. It is obvious that white cars with all sorts of reflective decals doesn't do a damned thing to stop that. Humans can simply be dim witted wonders when it comes to driving towards emerge...
by Mark S
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: LPS New Cruiser Design
Replies: 66
Views: 28419

Re: LPS New Cruiser Design

Why do police need good looking cars? Simple, civic pride and unit pride. It's the same reason we have nice government funded anything, from our country's flag, to buildings, parks, government letterhead, licence plates, etc. And there's nothing wrong with a police officer having in pride in his uni...
by Mark S
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Automotive
Topic: How many Police Cruisers are in Canada?
Replies: 12
Views: 10653

Re: How many Police Cruisers are in Canada?

Depends on what's defined as a police vehicle. The 2011 OPP Fleet 4,055 vehicles were managed and deployed, throughout the OPP, by the Fleet, Supply and Weapons Service Bureau including: 1,551 Frontline Patrol Vehicles 117 All-Terrain Vehicles 129 Boats 145 Motorized Snow Vehicles 84 Motorcycles 2,...
by Mark S
Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: How many Police Cruisers are in Canada?
Replies: 12
Views: 10653

Re: How many Police Cruisers are in Canada?

Yeah, I don't think there are 24,000 a year bought in Canada.

For one, how do you define police cruisers? Is that marked cars only, or any vehicle?

There are roughly 60,000 police officers in Canada. I would think that total vehicle strength would be somewhere in the neighbourhood of 15,000.
by Mark S
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: Chev Caprice coming to Canada
Replies: 248
Views: 59396

Re: Chev Caprice coming to Canada

Whistler wrote:The new Impala actually looks pretty nice... but I don't think it is designed with laptop and radio mounts in mind.

Image

At first I thought I was looking a a Jaguar.
by Mark S
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: Albuquerque Police Department Dodge Charger Pursuit DWI Unit
Replies: 58
Views: 23753

Re: Albuquerque Police Department Dodge Charger Pursuit DWI

That's the problem with using turn signals and brake lights etc. is that you lose the function those were already there for. I want a police car where my signals work so traffic knows where I'm trying to get to.
by Mark S
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Automotive
Topic: Albuquerque Police Department Dodge Charger Pursuit DWI Unit
Replies: 58
Views: 23753

Re: Albuquerque Police Department Dodge Charger Pursuit DWI

Definitely a different set-up. I'd be curious to know what the light looks like from a distance in the pitch black.
by Mark S
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: 2013 Ford Interceptor & Utility
Replies: 471
Views: 86337

Re: 2013 Ford Interceptor & Utility

FedCO wrote:the girl is not very smart lol.

At first I didn't care, but man, she got really annoying really quick.
by Mark S
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: 2012 Dodge Charger Police Pursuit Vehicle awesome
Replies: 41
Views: 18873

Re: 2012 Dodge Charger Police Pursuit Vehicle awesome

Wouldn't it be fairly simple to have a switch on the control panel marked "day/night".....just select the "day" option for brighter LEDs during the day and flip it over to "night" for a dimmer (but still more than bright enough) setting for nights? That's what RCMP car...
by Mark S
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: 2012 Dodge Charger Police Pursuit Vehicle awesome
Replies: 41
Views: 18873

Re: 2012 Dodge Charger Police Pursuit Vehicle awesome

In fact, they went to the trouble of installing auto-dimmers on our vehicles that cut the light output of our 2nd gen LEDs because some brass was of the opinion that they were TOO bright at night I wouldn't disagree with that. Most LEDs are too bright at night. The RCMPs are dimmable, barely, but i...
by Mark S
Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: 2013 Ford Interceptor & Utility
Replies: 471
Views: 86337

Re: 2013 Ford Interceptor & Utility

Well the only thing I can compare it to was an Impala. I'd sooner walk than drive another Impala for work. I thought the Crown Vics were great.
by Mark S
Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: OPP Mustang
Replies: 34
Views: 24368

Re: OPP Mustang

Both the 'Stang and Maseratti are WAY cool, but again...2 doors?! May as well be on a rocket sled! It is like when a pooch chases down a passing vehicle - once you catch up, NOW what? Oops, my bad - just noticed the rear doors on the trident-badge; Chive On! Stick with the LE Pursuit / Interceptor ...
by Mark S
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: Man, ticked off at police, crushes fleet of cars
Replies: 17
Views: 11567

Re: Man, ticked off at police, crushes fleet of cars

When a drunk falls down the stairs, I laugh. Sure, someone might see that and be appalled at that, and would point out the sad state of society and how this person suffers from a drinking problem because of his upbringing and how terrible I would laugh at his misfortune, blah blah blah... And they w...
by Mark S
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Automotive
Topic: Horrific Police Chase Crash Caught on Tape
Replies: 1
Views: 3767

Re: Horrific Police Chase Crash Caught on Tape

The car isn't even stopped and the driver's out and running already.