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    More police cars are now SUVs

    Ford reports it is receiving about as many orders for its Ford Explorer crossover customized as a police cruiser as its alternative big car, a version of the Ford Taurus.The interest in the SUV is apparently another outgrowth of the death of the Ford Crown Victoria, the big, rear-wheel drive that was the nation's most popular police cruiser. Apparently, more departments have decided they need the space of an SUV, possibly because in a post 9/11 world, there's a lot more equipment to carry.
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    The Taurus based Police Interceptor has turned out to be a nightmare. First -- it isn't really a straight swap from the CVPI, like Ford insinuated and claimed. Even then, it's TIGHT. With lots of blind spots and poor visibility. We've given up on a full cage and are only putting half-cages in them. The Explorer version is supposedly pursuit rated, and has lots more room. I ain't surprised that Ford is finding that agencies aren't into the sedan style Interceptor.
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    The Explorer is by far my favorite cop car so far. We have older Impalas, Crown Vics, Expeditions and just got one Taurus and Explorer this year. We also have a Charger. The Explorer has the room of an SUV, but handles like a car compared to the Expedition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I like my F-250.

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    Yeah -- but you're traveling more in one shift than some of us do in a year!
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    I'm in a Vic and am bursting at the seems with equipment. There is no way to fit my stuff in one of the new sedans. The guys with the chargers on the SRT team can't carry their Tac gear anymore because of lack of room. When I have a rookie with me I have to leave mine behind as well. I'm one of the few that can actually carry it normally.

    Once the Vic is done I'll need a SUV or will have to start leaving my Tac gear behind as well.

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    The Ford SUV is my daily driver and I like it.

    It handles and drives like a car, but has the room of a SUV. Plenty of storage space in the back, and (not that I care because it doesn't affect me) the cage is even roomier than any squad I've ever been in.
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    I still drive a Tahoe for a patrol car, but we have two Interceptor SUVs (patrol and a Sgt squad being outfitted now) and I think that's what we're going to transition to as an agency. I've driven it and like it. If they took my out of the Tahoe and made me drive one tomorrow, I'd be fine with it.
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    I'm hoping we get an SUV, but our chief is a short little shit, so I doubt we will. (No offense meant to certain people here!)
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    Yeah. No offense to you certain people. (he wasn't referring to me)
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    For the record. The short person here is taller then one of my rookies
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    For the record. The short person here is taller then one of my rookies
    Is the rook responsible for carrying a ladder so they can knock on doors, or do they just walk under and announce themselves?
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    I'm hoping we get an SUV, but our chief is a short little shit, so I doubt we will. (No offense meant to certain people here!)
    I'm a tiny little fella myself, and I fit just fine. The seat and steering wheel actually adjust really well for a driver of just about any size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    For the record. The short person here is taller then one of my rookies
    Hot damn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jks9199 View Post
    Is the rook responsible for carrying a ladder so they can knock on doors, or do they just walk under and announce themselves?
    The jail told him that he must be able to see over the counter to book people there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    The jail told him that he must be able to see over the counter to book people there.
    Your rook needs to reach under the counter and grab someone by the balls and ask them to repeat that. First the balls and then the throat when they bend over tends to cause them to make exceptions. Don't ask how I know.
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    Haha. The counter is solid and there is glass separating us so the correction deputies don't get polluted by us lowly road dogs.
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    Ah. So they are aware of the technique. Figures.
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    Our mayor decided he wanted to be greener and stopped letting us use as many SUVs. When Superstorm Sandy came, we didn't have SUVs and the Vic's die in water (even modestly shallow). Wasn't very helpful!

 

 

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