Central and Midwest states

Police vehicles from IA, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN,
MO, NE, ND, SD, OH, OK and TN

  • Larry (Private)
    8 years 5 months ago
    IN- Indiana State Police 1959 Pontiac Catalinas
    Does anyone know if this could be pictures of the tollway unit? I can't remember seeing Pontiacs in the regular districts.
  • Car guy (Private)
    9 years 3 months ago
    MO- Missouri State Hwy Patrol 1977 Mercury Marquis
    I've seen a few of these Mercurys carrying a badge (other websights). Was there a police package 4 these things?
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    Yes there was. Mercury offered a police package in the Montego and/or Marquis lines up through the early 1980s and the 1977-79 Cougar sedan.

    Greg
    copcar dot com
  • Brosinle (Private)
    9 years 5 months ago
    OH- Ohio State Hwy Patrol 2004 Ford
    Yes, I've been suspect of that visibility excuse also ($$). A white car is not too visible in the snow. They did make a major improvement with their lightbars, however, with the addition of LEDs.

    If visibility is the goal, why not yellow/black contrasting stripes on the rear bumper like Pennsylvania went to?
  • Brosinle (Private)
    9 years 5 months ago
    OH- Cleveland Police 1975 Ford wagon
    Yes, and do not adjust your set: that's the actual color from those days! I remember well.
  • Confused (Private)
    8 years 4 months ago
    OH- Ohio State Hwy Patrol 2004 Ford
    What? One officer struck and they change over the whole fleet? That's got to be the worst excuse for "I know what I'm talking about" that I've heard yet! It didn't happen to be the extra $800.00 per car that they were saving from the specially specified color now is it?? You do know that Ohio is having some financial difficulties right?
  • Joe A (Private)
    9 years 5 months ago
    MO- Car wreck I-44 in Missouri
    Maybe it's my new monitor, but it looks like each of the vehicles have some roof lights on. It may be that the speed of the shutter caught them off angle, but I can see illumination in each light bar. (including the wrecker).
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    Don't fret all of you concerned photo over-analysts. No Missouri State Troopers were harmed in the taking of this photo. I assure you that when I took this photo each emergency vehicle was properly illuminated and all traffic slowed down and moved to the opposite lane (which in this case was on the left). This selfless act of concern by approaching traffic allowed emergency response personnel full and unencumbered access to the scene, where together in some sort of an non-orchestrated make-shift Machiavellian ballet, they were able to render first aid and clear the traffic lane without loss of life or any unnecessary delay to the unsuspecting road-weary travelers whose lives were temporarily interrupted as they ventured out in pursuit of their personal definition of The American Dream.

    Greg
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    uproaching??
    unenbumbered??
    unorchestrated??
    interupted??

    Either Greg is hitting the sauce or we have an imposter.

    Dave
    copcar dot com

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    I noticed you won't even touch "Machiavellian"

    Greg

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    I stumbled across that one... but my spellchecker didn't give me a red alert. So I left it alone.

    Dave
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    I just woke up. Sorry. First attempt at sarcasm of the day.

    Corrections made.

    Greg
  • 9 years 5 months ago
    MO- Car wreck I-44 in Missouri
    Not having lights on during traffic stops?! That makes absolutely no sense at all...sounds like a policy developed by someone who created it using a BONG-oriented system.
  • JD (Private)
    9 years 5 months ago
    OH- Ohio State Hwy Patrol 2004 Ford
    I liked their old colors better, but they changed for visibility/safety reasons after one of their troopers was struck and killed on a traffic stop.
  • Bob (Private)
    9 years 6 months ago
    OH- Cleveland Police 1975 Ford wagon
    in 1975 cleveland was still known as the "mistake on the lake" to us detroiters. -we should talk- this car looks like ot was dragged out of lake erie or the cuyahoga. cleveland really has made an admirable comeback.
  • Jack (Private)
    9 years 6 months ago
    OH- Cleveland Police 1975 Ford wagon
    I've lived in Cleveland's sixth district all my short life, and I haven't seen one of those since I saw one being crushed at a junkyard on W. 130th & Bellaire as a small child in the late 1980's. (I just happened to be there with my father and remember it vivdly). Cleveland PD tore up their cars very quickly because until very recently, all major repairs were done by a overbooked, outdated, and understaffed service garage, which was replaced with a much larger and more modern facility on East 55th. The way the old timers told me is that you never sent your car in unless major things were wrong because it'd be gone for weeks rather than days.

    That being said, despite our status as America's poorest major city, we replenish our fleet almost too often. I've seen only two or three marked pre-1998 Crown Vics in the last year, anything else that's not unmarked is either a 1998-present Crown Vic or a 2000-present Taurus.
  • wayne gray (Private)
    9 years 7 months ago
    MO- St Louis Police 1988 Chevy Eurosport
    Well we were sort of picky, you see the 6 cylinder Celebrity was used as a radio car. The 4 cylinder version was a detective car. Fairmonts were short lived. Full size cars,i.e.Impalas,were outfitted with a cage, we call 'em "lock ups". Traffic got the big cars with the BIG, or biggest engines available. ALL had some form of police or severe service package. We haven't used a Chrysler product for over 20 years.the last I can remember, I came on in 1979, were the 79 or 80 St. Regis/Fury. They had 6's in them and cages.
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  • jj (Private)
    9 years 7 months ago
    IN- Indiana State Police 1966 Plymouth Fury
    I agree. I must point out that MO and KS highway patrol are all different colors because they have a program where they sell the cars when the warranty runs out so they are constanly buying new cars. It is hard for them to keep one color with that program because they buy a lot of the cars off dealers lots.
  • jj (Private)
    9 years 7 months ago
    IN- Indiana State Police 1966 Plymouth Fury
    Indiana sure has switched the color of their cars a lot over the years.
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    Actually if you think about it, the really haven't. From their inception until 1959 they were black, for only about 7yrs they were blue. In '67, they went to white and kept that until 1997 when they went back to black.

    Other states have changed colors as many, if not more times. For example:

    Pennsylvania- b&w, black, white, pale green, green&white, blue&gold, blue&yellow, blue&white, white (probably the most color scheme changes)

    Washington- b&w, blue, white, black, white
    Iowa- black, gold, white, gold, black, gold
    IL- black, b&w, tan, white
    Ohio- black, white, silver, dark gray, white
    Missouri- no set color
    N Dakota- no set color until the 1980s
    Kentucky- black, blue&white, silver
    Maryland- olive&black, yellow, tan, black&olive
    Montana- white, blue, b&w
    New York- brown, silver, b&w, blue&yellow, blue

    I'm sure I've missed a few other changes on some of those too.

    Greg
    copcar dot com
  • brian (Private)
    9 years 8 months ago
    MI- Michigan State Police 1980s Dodge Rampage
    I was on kwajalein missle range from 83 to 86. the securty police used the dodge rampage, they were white, with the red gumball and siren speaker. funny i never new any other police used them.
  • vern (Private)
    10 years 1 month ago
    MO- Car wreck I-44 in Missouri
    does the missouri highway patrol still have the policy of not having there emergency lights on during traffic stops and at accident scene.and if so,would'nt place the trooper and public at risk.