MI Law Enforcement

jph2

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Apr 21, 2012
2,122
USA Michigan
Throwback Thursday

Two Hazel Park (north suburban Detroit) police cars from photos on the wall at a barber shop. Both have the Michigan State Police style hood fin. I thought the speaker placement on the second one was very intersting.IMG_8378ch.jpg IMG_8377ch.jpg
 

7d9_z28

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Mar 15, 2012
3,048
West Michigan
They look more like PA speakers, like they were driving around trying to convince people to re-elect the sheriff LOL
 

LRGJr72

Premium Member
May 29, 2010
787
Denver, CO
Auburn Hills Police.. it should also be noted that Auburn Hills is where Chrysler is headquarted. I hated these graphics and those lightbars.

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7d9_z28

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Mar 15, 2012
3,048
West Michigan
That Southfield Blazer is awesome!

Came across a picture of a Spring Lake/Ferrysburg police Caprice, which I never knew they had. They had CVs as far back as I personally remember, and just recently the Ottawa County Sheriffs department took over their area and the SL/F pd was ended.SLFPD.jpg
 
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LRGJr72

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May 29, 2010
787
Denver, CO
That Southfield Blazer is awesome!

Came across a picture of a Spring Lake/Ferrysburg police Caprice, which I never knew they had. They had CVs as far back as I personally remember, and just recently the Ottawa County Sheriffs department took over their area and the SL/F pd was ended.View attachment 149203

I can't tell you the last time I saw an all-red lighting setup on a police vehicle in Michigan.. aside from MSP. Great picture.
 

7d9_z28

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Mar 15, 2012
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West Michigan

Kevin K.

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May 23, 2010
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Northampton County, PA, USA
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I'm having a heckuva time with this new layout, haha. I'm referring to the lightbar in this pic. Auburn Hills PD vehicles.
 

7d9_z28

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Mar 15, 2012
3,048
West Michigan
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I'm having a heckuva time with this new layout, haha. I'm referring to the lightbar in this pic. Auburn Hills PD vehicles.
The auburn hills intrepids appear to have code 3 XS8000 Intensity bars.
 

7d9_z28

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Mar 15, 2012
3,048
West Michigan
Is there a ribbon around the mirror on the Caprice or is that some added support for it? lol
 

7d9_z28

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Mar 15, 2012
3,048
West Michigan
Those Jeeps are tits!

I saw a picture on the MI DNR facebook page a few days ago that showed a sealed beam Unity on the roof of a current body MSP Charger, but it isnt a picture of the car, just of a bunch of DNR officers. Just happen to see the Unity on it and was happy it didnt have the LED retrofit in it!
 

jph2

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Apr 21, 2012
2,122
USA Michigan
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I saw a picture on the MI DNR facebook page a few days ago that showed a sealed beam Unity on the roof of a current body MSP Charger, but it isnt a picture of the car, just of a bunch of DNR officers. Just happen to see the Unity on it and was happy it didnt have the LED retrofit in it!

Here's the pic; it's part of the Conservation Officer Academy, which is held at MSP's academy. This was probably classroom portion on traffic stops.
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7d9_z28

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Mar 15, 2012
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West Michigan
Thats the one! There was ONE new Charger at the Grand Haven post with a non- LED Unity but that changed not long after I first saw it.
 

nerdly_dood

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Jun 15, 2010
2,312
Georgia
That Vision SLR isn't period correct on a vintage collectible like that :p
 

LRGJr72

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May 29, 2010
787
Denver, CO
That Vision SLR isn't period correct on a vintage collectible like that :p

That's pretty close to an accurate statement!

I've never seen a Livonia patrol with a Vision bar at all.. much less an SLR. I wonder of this was just someone at an install shop experimenting, having play time.
 

76 AeroDynic

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Aug 21, 2016
1
Milford, MI
Just wanted to know if anyone from Michigan could tell me how long the counties used the black paint on the hood/roof/trunk for the sheriff cars, was looking at the old Eaton county cars.
 

LRGJr72

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May 29, 2010
787
Denver, CO
Just wanted to know if anyone from Michigan could tell me how long the counties used the black paint on the hood/roof/trunk for the sheriff cars, was looking at the old Eaton county cars.

I would say most of the 70s and all of the 80s. I believe1989 is when the black-striped Michigan map with Sheriff's star debuted.
 

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