Do LAPD still use vehicles from the 2000s?

gandalftheman241

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Anyone from LA or know a lot about the area, do you know if any patrol vehicles from the late 90s to early 2000s are still in service? Here are some videos and a photo showing some of them. Also are the vehicles in said videos still in service?

I could not get a good still photo of a Crown Victoria similar to the one in the video.
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2004p71

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granted it been a while ago , when I was in san Francisco 7 years ago they still have a 1998 crown vic in service !
 

firebuff17

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Watching Live PD, I have seen some CA agencies still using CVPI’s. I am just not well versed in telling of the years, but to me looks the same as the CVPI in your posting.
 

redrdr67

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Regarding LAPD using CVPI s, I'll keep my eyes peeled. Wouldn't be surprised if they have several in there fleet, marked, unmarked, marked slick tops. I have seen Tahoe's in service with what appears to be bomb squad, usually with mini lightbars.
LA County Sheriff's are definitely still using CVPI's, as I saw one just this morning. They are also definitely still using Tahoe's as well.
 
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gandalftheman241

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Thank you all for your replies.
granted it been a while ago , when I was in san Francisco 7 years ago they still have a 1998 crown vic in service !
I actually live near San Francisco and I saw an E series sheriff with an old Edge 9000. Probably 1997 I’m guessing. San Francisco uses a lot of old cars still.
Regarding LAPD using CVPI s, I'll keep my eyes peeled. Wouldn't be surprised if they have several in there fleet, marked, unmarked, marked slick tops. I have seen Tahoe's in service with what appears to be bomb squad, usually with mini lightbars.
LA County Sheriff's are definitely still using CVPI's, as I saw one just this morning. They are also definitely still using Tahoe's as well.
Thanks for looking out. I noticed the older ones with halogens only use Unitrols. Never heard any Smart Sirens. I heard LAPD is using a GMC Yukon too.
 

redrdr67

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Spotted an LAPD marked slick top CVPI with two uniform officers today in downtown. Also saw live news this morning in south central LA, unmarked CVPI with plain clothes next to a few marked Explorers. Sorry, no chance to get photos.
 
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NJEMT

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Just saw on YouTube, nick off duty channel, he was looking at the LAPD Tesla showing some shots of an LAPD parking garage saw a CVPI with a MX looked like there was some dust on the car.
 

Stampeed Valkyrie

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As of at least Summer of 2019 LAPD still has CVPIs in service.
I typically am in LA around 4th of July for a convention and several sporting MX's are still used.
 

Nolines

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Does that depend on what division they are out of as to who still has them and older bars on them?
 

Nolines

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How could you tell it was so hard for me to see in that video, reminded me of a federal signal unit coming down the road based on what I saw of the side tops of the bar.
 

NJEMS1

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Gotta remember its CA. When you don't have to deal with a lot of rain, snow, salt, brine, etc, your stuff lasts longer and doesnt have the risk of "rotting away". If they take care of them, theres no reason why cars from the early 2000's shouldnt still be able to be in service.
 
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gandalftheman241

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Gotta remember its CA. When you don't have to deal with a lot of rain, snow, salt, brine, etc, your stuff lasts longer and doesnt have the risk of "rotting away". If they take care of them, theres no reason why cars from the early 2000's shouldnt still be able to be in service.
You have a point. But I know for a fact these vehicles have incredibly high mileage. Usually they retire them when they hit 130-150k miles.
 

Nolines

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That may be now, my now destroyed california unit came to me at 45000 miles on it, if it wasn't for the accident with the guy trying to kill me it would still be on the road today.IMG_20190419_060151.jpg
 

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