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    UofC Police say it's not easy driving a VW with a ladybug on it as a patrol car

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Police at the University of Cincinnati say it's hard to be an imposing force when they're driving the cutest car on campus.

    Police officers are tooling around in a white Volkswagen Beetle that sports a ladybug cartoon figure on its side, imploring students to "bug" them for information.

    Deployed in 2000 to make officers more accessible to students, the car has become a familiar fixture around campus, drawing waves, honks and the occasional smirk from city police officers.

    "The guys aren't 100 per cent happy with the car," said Capt. Karen Patterson of the University of Cincinnati police. "You don't look very intimidating driving a Bug."

    The Bug projects a friendlier image for the police force, said Student Affairs and Services Vice-President Mitchel Livingston.

    "Police need soft edges as well," Livingston said, "and all of us have a sense of humour."

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    Quote Originally Posted by LawEnforcementForums
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Police at the University of Cincinnati say it's hard to be an imposing force when they're driving the cutest car on campus.

    Police officers are tooling around in a white Volkswagen Beetle that sports a ladybug cartoon figure on its side, imploring students to "bug" them for information.

    Deployed in 2000 to make officers more accessible to students, the car has become a familiar fixture around campus, drawing waves, honks and the occasional smirk from city police officers.

    "The guys aren't 100 per cent happy with the car," said Capt. Karen Patterson of the University of Cincinnati police. "You don't look very intimidating driving a Bug."

    The Bug projects a friendlier image for the police force, said Student Affairs and Services Vice-President Mitchel Livingston.

    "Police need soft edges as well," Livingston said, "and all of us have a sense of humour."
    Wheres the pic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Post#83Chief
    Bwahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahah! I thought my campus job SUCKED.
    i'd quit!
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    If it meant I didn't have to walk around in a blizzard, I'd drive a pink one with Barney on the side. Lol.
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    Good God..

    If you're going to give police a car that will promote interaction with the public and all, give them a cool car! Like a corvette or a camaro or something. Idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewtx
    Good God..

    If you're going to give police a car that will promote interaction with the public and all, give them a cool car! Like a corvette or a camaro or something. Idiots.
    i agree... it doesnt have to be an expensive sports car, just something less rediculous than a bug with a bug on it...

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    I'd quit. My dignity is only worth so much....

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    I can't find UofC's but it'll be like this:




    EWWWWW

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongTail
    I can't find UofC's but it'll be like this:




    EWWWWW
    Why the hell? Seriously.. That car can barely get to 50 mph. Lol
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    I dunno...the 3.2 litre 4WD version might be nippy...

    But still, no way!

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    I think, technically, that you don't actually have to stop if a bug tries to pull you over. It's just too ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewtx
    I think, technically, that you don't actually have to stop if a bug tries to pull you over. It's just too ridiculous.
    Bwahhaha. Our bike patrol makes traffic stops on their bikes of people in cars, I think I'd rather say I got pulled over by a bug than a guy on a bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Post#83Chief
    Bwahhaha. Our bike patrol makes traffic stops on their bikes of people in cars, I think I'd rather say I got pulled over by a bug than a guy on a bike.

    Yeah, I don't know. I'd take the bike. A bug..that's just..that's insulting.

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    That's just sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterK
    Poor cops.

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    This is worse than the black and white. I'd walk, get a golf cart and put some lights on it!
    Just because your sign off after you're shift is done, doesn't mean that it's over and put blinders on. You're a cop 24/7 wether you like it or not. If thats something you can't handle, you should find a new line of work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterK
    "take the damn picture already, Fukin chief is gonna hear from my union rep for this one"
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    Quote Originally Posted by E-man
    "take the damn picture already, Fukin chief is gonna hear from my union rep for this one"
    Yup, definately forced smiles. Was living in Cincy for a month, in the worst area of town, right around the corner form the campus, but never saw that. I feel so sorry for those guy's and gal's. And they say we're already prone to suicide.
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