A few things I have noticed

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USCGEMT
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A few things I have noticed

Postby USCGEMT » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:40 pm

Well yesterday was an interesting day. I wasn't able to get pics but I will be ready next time. First saw the new Sheriff Dodge Charger with light bar as like any other police charger I must say it was a fine looking piece of machinery, 2nd I saw the new sheriff LED light bar on a new CV, I believe it was a Raydian S2 light bar, 3rd saw the new LED on a SDPD unit in PB. Just a few things I observed and thought I would share.

Brian
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Re: A few things I have noticed

Postby Brian » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:12 pm

not sure if you seen these photos of the sheriff charger.
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=710

IronCross
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Re: A few things I have noticed

Postby IronCross » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:21 pm

Heck, I was leaving Rancho Bernardo sunday, with the tour of California on its way into RB CHP was everywhere. They also got some Chargers. They looked brand new. The ones I saw didnt have a light bar. But decked out on the grill/push bar, and around the front window.

So far I seen one SDSD Charger. From the looks of it, it looks like it was the first one they had. It had the brass looking color Star as well brass "SHERIFF" on the trunk. But the LEDS were perdy...

800
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Re: A few things I have noticed

Postby 800 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:35 pm

IronCross wrote:Heck, I was leaving Rancho Bernardo sunday, with the tour of California on its way into RB CHP was everywhere. They also got some Chargers. They looked brand new. The ones I saw didnt have a light bar. But decked out on the grill/push bar, and around the front window.

So far I seen one SDSD Charger. From the looks of it, it looks like it was the first one they had. It had the brass looking color Star as well brass "SHERIFF" on the trunk. But the LEDS were perdy...


The SDSD Chargers (I believe there are three) are eval cars. The evaluation was to stick with Crown Vics due to limited operating space in the Chargers.

EDIT: I found the Voice of San Diego story from a year ago on the cars. The Dept. got five black & whites and a number of plain cars for investigative / executive use.

IronCross
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Re: A few things I have noticed

Postby IronCross » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:39 pm

800 wrote:The SDSD Chargers (I believe there are three) are eval cars. The evaluation was to stick with Crown Vics due to limited operating space in the Chargers.


I guess thats why I have only seen one lol

PStuart
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Re: A few things I have noticed

Postby PStuart » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:28 pm

Southwestern College PD has a charger, I'll get a pic soon. One of I think three patrol cars, not counting the scooters.

musician2111
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Re: A few things I have noticed

Postby musician2111 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:57 am

The charger is using Federal Signal's Arjent S2 lightbar. That is the main lightbar equipped on their patrol cars, however some are still running around with Federal's Raydian S2 and the oldest still have the Vision Halogen with the individual pods. The department purchased a few of the chargers to try them out but decided against them. However, they are stuck with the few they bought. They are probably assigned to the Poway, Encinitas and Ridgehaven locations and are most likely used for traffic enforcement along with recruitment uses.

hodad200
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Re: A few things I have noticed

Postby hodad200 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:57 pm

CHP san diego office is using chargers, caught a few on 805 on saturday.

USCGEMT
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Re: A few things I have noticed

Postby USCGEMT » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:12 pm

Yep saw one in Escondido

Brian
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Re: A few things I have noticed

Postby Brian » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:28 pm

Escondido PD has two.
One is a traffic unit and the other is a K-9 unit.


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