Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Police Cars

Some agencies use take home cars.  Generally, I think this is a good idea.  For small and rural agencies it's a great idea.  People who are assigned a specific vehicle are more likely to take good care of that vehicle.

Small agencies that might need everyone on deck at a particular time might find it helpful to have everyone able to run to the emergency, even from home, code 3.  Having extra vehicles on the road can have a preventative effect, by providing extra visibility.

Some officers don't like to have the neighbors know they are police and in the big city I think that is a reasonable concern.  However, in small towns and rural areas most people know who the cops are and having a police car parked in front of your house or in your driveway won't tell anyone anything they don't already know; that's what the SGT Says.

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