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THIS IS NOT A COP HATE THREAD, SO DO NOT TURN IT INTO ONE!!!
Be civil with your posts and do not bash cops and post hate comments. Any and all will be reported to the moderators.


Earlier yesterday when I was walking out of a restaurant, a PBSO car pulled up in front of me at the restaurant, and out came a cop and a lady, presumably his wife or girlfriend, both in nice, non police uniform clothing. This really pissed me off, because that's my tax money at waste with him using his patrol car as personal commute car. I wrote down his car number and reported him as soon as I got home.

Just wondering what you guys do when you see this thing. Do you just brush it off, or do you report them?
 

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You might've jumped the gun in presuming they were not on business. My parents were both in law enforcement - you never know what they were up to, no matter the clothing or where they were.
 
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You might've jumped the gun in presuming they were not on business. My parents were both in law enforcement - you never know what they were up to, no matter the clothing or where they were.
If they where on business, then I'm sure nothing will come of it, but what LEO conducts business in dress clothing at a sushi bar?
 

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1. Cop gives me ticket
2. two months later I drive 150 miles and show up in court
3. wait wait and wait for my hearing, decide to walk outside for a bit of fresh air.
4. Notice his car running (he's been inside the court for over an hour at this point) with no one inside
5. my hearing ends 2 hours later.
6. his car still running.

Thats over 3 hours he left his crown vic running in the parking lot for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

explain that.

btw, This was the smallest district court I have ever been to. Two rooms, one court and one for clerks. Court has three tables: Judge, defendant and prosecutor.
 

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They're actually taught to leave the car running in case they need to leave quickly. Sounds a bit excessive for court though.

You never know what they're up to. Could be anything. Next time, just ask!
 

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They're actually taught to leave the car running in case they need to leave quickly. Sounds a bit excessive for court though.

You never know what they're up to. Could be anything. Next time, just ask!
It also makes it easy for someone else to steal or mess with it . sure they have it tagged but that's beside the point.
 

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I don't see how it's any easier than any other locked car to steal, whether it's running or not...
 

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Perhaps he was working a special assignment (ie; undercover) or he is simply allowed to take the car home like several motor officers do here in cali!
I would never take an extreme measure as to call and report them unless i observe something major. That is just my opinion though!
 

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^^I forgot to add, even if he was using it for a non-work related reason the consequences are a simple slap on the wrist! :toothy4:
 

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Thats over 3 hours he left his crown vic running in the parking lot for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

explain that
Was it a canine unit? They always leave the cars running no matter how long they are outside the car.
 

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engine on

cops leave their engine on to have all the electronics running without any strain on the battery. the motor is only running with one piston..i think, not sure. but they have a switch to turn that feature on when they are not in the vehicle. so it sounds like it is running, but its using less gas than regular.

fyi: guy who created that feature was a cop and is now rolling in dough cuz EVERY SINGLE COP CAR has one.

Or so all this was told to me from a cop buddy. dont quote me on nothing.
 

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I try not to get involved with them as much as possible, even if I think they are doing something wrong, you've never done anything like that?? ( left work early or took advantage of the system ? ) I dont know though if it was a repeat thing I would may have reacted like you, just depeneds I guess.
 

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it depends what mood i was in.. if a cop recently pulled me over and screwed me over then ya i proly woulda reported it, and vice versa haha..

in ur case tho, whats it guna hurt, its worth a call imo!
 

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cops leave their engine on to have all the electronics running without any strain on the battery. the motor is only running with one piston..i think, not sure. but they have a switch to turn that feature on when they are not in the vehicle. so it sounds like it is running, but its using less gas than regular.

fyi: guy who created that feature was a cop and is now rolling in dough cuz EVERY SINGLE COP CAR has one.

Or so all this was told to me from a cop buddy. dont quote me on nothing.
your cop buddy is the stereotypical cop, no doubt about it LOL. one piston, LOL, PM for a sweet deal on a pair of switches. for 234$ (+shipping), you get a "stopie" switch, and a "wheelie" button. also, for an additional 57.89$, i'll throw in the conversion kit to make your 600RR run on water. just let me know whats up.




anyways,..........i report the PO for everything they do. if i have the time to make the call, and have remembered the car/tag numbers, i turn them in for every thing they do, that would award the rest of us tickets.

the reason i do this? because i'm a di(khead (just ask j4ever)! no seriously, i am a di(khead, but when you report them, they lose the privilege of using their vehicles after hours. i think they should NOT BE ALLOWED to take the cruisers home period. "WE" the taxpayers pay for them. if you have a company car,.......... sweet! but police cruisers are not "company cars"! the tax payers pay the bills! not company profits! wake up people! you go to work all week, all year, so some one who's ideal job is to "baby sit" grown adults, can ride around after work for free?! not me! get in your own car, and spend your own money on gas like the rest of us! T.K.
 

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Well I know here in Jax they are allowed to use their patrol cars for personal use. This makes it look like there are more cops on the road and as a result it is supposed to keep traffic violations and crime down.... does it work? maybe, but I don't think it is worth the thousands of dollars in gas and vehicle wear...
 

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Most patrol cars are used for personal use to "look like more cars are patrolling". Lets also not forget that even while off-duty, police officers can be called in to help with certain situations, or provide back-up if they are closer than other units.
 

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i think i would be a hypocrite if i reported something like this. being that i'm being paid to work on medicare stuff, but i'm using the time to be on the forum all day instead...lol
 
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Most patrol cars are used for personal use to "look like more cars are patrolling". Lets also not forget that even while off-duty, police officers can be called in to help with certain situations, or provide back-up if they are closer than other units.
Not even supervisors get called in when off duty.
My neighbor is the head supervisor for the West Palm PD and I've talked with him about this stuff. Cops are allowed to drive their cars home, but that is it. They're not allowed to stop anywhere or use it for personal use.
 
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