Take-home State Police cruisers

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Aholodook, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Aholodook

    Aholodook MassCops Member

    Anyone know which State Police, Highway Patrol, State Patrol have take-home cars?
  2. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

    Massachusetts does, with the exception of the turnpike and the airport. Connecticut and Colorado do as well.

    I'm sure someone will chime in on New Hampshire shortly.
  3. vttroopah

    vttroopah dirtbaggumus maximus

    We do. :smug:
  4. PAUL1604

    PAUL1604 MassCops Member

    New Jersey has units assigned to certain select Troops. Unmarked Tac-Pac patrols take home their vehicles... and of course most of the brass.
  5. BRION24

    BRION24 Educating the public

    Conneticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire do
  6. Deuce

    Deuce screw you...

    I think all State Police/Patrol and HP except: CHP, NYSP, NJSP and Michigan SP.
  7. vtdeputy

    vtdeputy MassCops Member

    Maine Does, and us patrol deputies do as well here.
  8. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    The Pike does now.
  9. SinePari

    SinePari Needs more complaints

    Add Penn SP to the DO NOT take home their cars. Besides, I'd be embarrassed to take that MSP bubble gum light home...probably why they install those things.

  10. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

    If they did, they'd probably be replacing them fairly regularly from the garage door strikes.

    Although it looks pretty stupid, I do have to say that it's pretty cool that you can see those things several miles away on the highway in Michigan. I didn't get to see any on my trip last year, but noticed a few when I was there six years ago.
  11. SinePari

    SinePari Needs more complaints

    From wikipedia: In 2009, the number of Michigan State Troopers was being reduced to just over 1000 because of budget cuts from the over 1800 Trooper level of 2005.
  12. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    Just a snapshot of our future here...

    Besides - you can see so much out there cuz it's all FLAT !
  13. Aholodook

    Aholodook MassCops Member

    Does anyone know if Georgia, Arkansas, Montana, Oregon or Nebraska do?
  14. uspresident1

    uspresident1 MassCops Member

    Jeez, the last time I saw a light like that on a police car was when Stanley Rothenstein and William Gambini got felony stopped by the Beecham County Sheriff's Office. Can anyone think of any reason/advantages (other than budgetary) why they wouldn't have some type of lightbar? It is 2010.
  15. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 102K+Poster

    That has been asked many times and the answer given is tradition.
  16. Deuce

    Deuce screw you...

    I can say with certainty that Georgia State Patrol does.
  17. vttroopah

    vttroopah dirtbaggumus maximus

    According to Michigan's EVOC instructors, the single red light is more effective and visible as a warning light. The idea of the single rotating light works like a lighthouse. It makes the location of the light obvious, but doesn't strain or overload an oncoming driver's eyesight. That was the story they told us. Not saying it's 100%, but it's from the mouths of their EVOC instructors.
  18. j809

    j809 Subscribing Member

    MSP Pike now have take home cars. Airport and Devens guys do not.
  19. Aholodook

    Aholodook MassCops Member

    Thats interesting. Thanks
  20. Aholodook

    Aholodook MassCops Member

    Does anybody know whether Ohio State Highway Patrol has take-home cruisers?

    When I contacted them, all they gave me was their recruitment brochure PDF which does not go into benefits to much.

    Can anyone answer this?
  21. lofu

    lofu Subscribing Member

    Seems like a great research opportunity for someone with the time. Get the statistics for number of Troopers being hit by other vehicles in Michigan vs. Massachusetts. You could factor out all the variables, i.e. number of Troopers and civilians, number of OUI's on the road and get a pretty good result. Might put some end to the debate over "moth effect" and wether the new light bars are distracting.
  22. grn3charlie

    grn3charlie No! My teeth are real. See?

    Why do you need to know all this?
  23. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed Subscribing Member MC1+MC2 +MC3 102K+Poster

    They Can:

    OSHP | Home
  24. Aholodook

    Aholodook MassCops Member


    I’m looking at becoming a State Trooper when I reach the age limit and I would like to go into an agency with take-homes. It’s a good benefit.
  25. niteowl1970

    niteowl1970 Moderator Staff Member

    I wouldn't narrow down your search like that. Would you turn down a job offer with a department that didn't offer take-homes in a hope to get on another agency with them ?

    You won't find much sympathy here because all the Troopers on this site had to drive back and forth to east bumfuck in their POV at one point in their career.

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