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.