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Souped Up Law Enforcement Vehicles, 2015

November 8, 2015 , , , , ,

Maximum Migramobile

Maximum Migramobile

The Tucson Police Foundation holds a giant car show every November that is very popular with the public. I enjoy seeing all the well cared for vehicles as well as the cops of various kinds on display.  The Border Patrol was on hand with a truly amazing vehicle they souped up as a hyper dune buggy.  It has a Corvette engine and looks like Road Warrior.  I am sure it scares those it chases.  I am scared by the latest intelligence the Border Patrol agent laid on me.  The farmers in Sonora are all switching to growing poppies because the weed market is no longer profitable.  This is terrible news for the US, now trending heavily into heroin as our current drug darling.  He said only two thirds of the drugs that enter the US travel through here.  When I asked how he knew that without busting them all he replied that they have their ways of knowing.  This is all pretty creepy, but the vehicle is impressive. Tempe Police Department entered for the first time this year with a confiscated very hot car they took form a drug dealer who used it for work.  This special police car in use for “crime prevention”.  This makes me laugh.  Tempe police are saying we will drive your car after we bust you.  I bet it does do some crime prevention.

Tempe's crime prevention car

Tempe’s crime prevention car

Tempe's crime prevention car

Tempe’s crime prevention car

It is fun to talk to the helicopter pilots who hover over our neighborhood so often in the night.  They land the helicopter at the park so they can show it off to the citizens all day.  There are many great examples of antique law enforcement vehicles every year too.  The show brings together love for cars and history  creating a time the public interact with the cops in an informal (not enforcement) atmosphere.  It is my favorite thing the cops do in my city.  My favorite cop in the city, canine Officer Evo was present, hamming it up for the cameras and winning hearts and minds.

antique cop car

antique cop car

TPD helicopter

TPD helicopter

The next post here will be devoted to Officer Evo and a new canine officer on the scene this year, Officer Cookie of the bomb squad, a lab who loves to party.  The canine cops both fascinate and thrill me. They are very professional, but underneath it all they are dogs.  Stay tuned to learn more about dogs in law enforcement and the cops who love them.

Officer Evo, TPD

Officer Evo, TPD

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This is WAAAAAAY cool. I love stuff like this. A dune buggy with a corvette engine.. talk about speedy!!
Officer Cookie looks sweet . but a bad-ass kind of sweet1

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

November 8, 2015

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