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The West Virginia State Police Dodge Daytona’s
West Virginia State Police Dodge Daytona

The West Virginia State Police Dodge Daytona’s

Filed in Dodge Daytona by on May 7, 2017 • views: 73

In 1987, Dodge/Chrysler/Plymouth was looking for a replacement for the Dodge Diplomat and Plymouth Gran Fury which were scheduled to be discontinued in 1989. The 1980’s saw the introduction of the police Ford Mustang, and Dodge/Chrysler/Plymouth no doubt saw a potential opportunity. They sold the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) two 1987 Dodge Dayton’s (powered […]

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The Colorado State Patrol Subaru STi
The Colorado State Patrol Subaru STi

The Colorado State Patrol Subaru STi

Filed in Subaru by on May 7, 2017 • views: 138

You’ve probably seen this photo online and thought how cool it is that the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) uses Subaru’s for patrol duty. The fact is, there’s no evidence to show that they ever actually used these cars on patrol. The story is that the car actually belonged to someone in CSP’s photo department. The […]

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Connecticut State Police Mazda MX-6

Connecticut State Police Mazda MX-6

Filed in Mazda by on May 7, 2017 • views: 125

Connecticut is serious about enforcing their speed limits. In addition to the traditional full size Ford police cars, they’ve also used unmarked Ford Mustangs and even a Buick Grand National.  These cars could be difficult to handle on wet and snow covered roads, so it led Connecticut to search for a new high performance car […]

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Winthrop (Washington) Marshall 1977 Pontiac Trans Am
Winthrop Marshall Trans Am

Winthrop (Washington) Marshall 1977 Pontiac Trans Am

Filed in Pontiac Trans Am by on May 7, 2017 • views: 71

  The 1977 Pontiac Trans Am was brought to Winthrop Washington in 2005 by former Winthrop Marshall Chris Matson as a loan from the Tonasket Police Department. The car was donated by Tonasket citizens and completely restored by local businesses. For ten years, it was used by the D.A.R.E. Program for outreach events related to […]

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California Highway Patrol AMC Eagle
California Highway Patrol AMC Eagle

California Highway Patrol AMC Eagle

Filed in AMC by on May 7, 2017 • views: 143

  One of the most unlikely vehicles you’ll find in the history of the California Highway Patrol is the AMC Eagle. The Eagle wasn’t a special service or police package vehicle, but it was definitely non-traditional. AMC (American Motors Corporation) built the AMC Eagle from 1980-1988. The Eagle was based off of the AMC Concord, […]

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Alaska State Troopers Trans Am

Alaska State Troopers Pontiac Trans Ams

Filed in Pontiac Trans Am by on April 4, 2014 • views: 107

The Alaska State Troopers purchased three (nonpolice package) 1981 Firebird Trans Ams to enforce highway regulations, and discourage attempts to out run the law. Almost nothing is known about these cars at this time. The Alaska State Troopers have a Highway Patrol division that is known to have unmarked cars. These cars were probably used […]

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Forest Hills KY Police Grand National

Forest Hills Kentucky Police Buick Grand National

Filed in Buick Grand National by on February 12, 2014 • views: 72

October 2011 – A Buick Grand National (GN) Is Brought To My Attention: I was talking to a friend lately who was asking me how the progress was going on my SSP Mustang. He’s a former Sheriff Deputy who now works in fire/ems, and has an interested in emergency vehicles. Especially police cars. He began […]

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USAF SSP Mustang – Dragon Chaser views: 104

Riding a wingspan roughly as wide as a 10-story building is high, the U-2 pilot, insulated in a full pressurized flight suit and astronaut-like helmet, grips the stick and makes a final check on his alignment with the runway. The Lockheed spyplane is in the final seconds of a long, high-altitude recon mission overflying volatile […]

1982 – The Start of The Police Mustangs views: 192

Ford ‘officially’ offered the Special Service Package Mustang to law enforcement agencies from 1983-1993. However, the introduction of the Special Service Package Mustang actually began in 1982. 1982 – California Highway Patrol: The California Highway Patrol (CHP) was looking for a vehicle that could meet it’s performance needs. These demands were so serious, that it […]

Hot Pursuit – Riding Shotgun With The CHP views: 61

Officer Garrett appreciates a fast car-like his CHP Mustang, which is one of the few left in CHP’s fleet. “Don’t let them kill you on some dirty freeway.” This is the last sentence of a 5-paragraph survival creed that I read more than 7 hours ago in the briefing room in the Altadena California Highway […]

Boones Mill Virginia Police Pontiac GTO views: 208

Photos of this phantom black 2004 Pontiac GTO have been posted on line and mistakenly referred to as a Virginia State Police (VSP) car. But a quick look at the officer in the photo above reveals that he’s in a dark blue uniform with a yellow stripe going down the pant legs. Virginia State Troopers […]