New unit marking

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dangitdoug
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New unit marking

Postby dangitdoug » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:35 pm

I saw an SDPD marked unit with a large 2 on the back right side of the trunk, next to the tail light. Any ideas as to what this additional decal is for?

Doug K

SDnative
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Postby SDnative » Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:29 pm

They should have a 4 digit vehicle id number, and the extra number (it used to be next to the vehicle #) was to indicate that the vehicle is used for 1st and 3rd watch, or 2nd & extra watch. It might also indicate the division the vehicle is assigned to, with 2 being Northeastern. Maybe someone else knows for sure :)

nobody33
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Postby nobody33 » Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:52 pm

The 2 on the right side is so officers know they can only use it for second watch. To keep the new cars from being beat down real quick the garage puts the two on certain cars so they only run one shift a day.

The big 2's are northeast cars. They must have got a shipment larger than the rest of the divisions. They look really funny.

mike
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Postby mike » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:04 pm

Do you have any photo's?

dangitdoug
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Postby dangitdoug » Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:44 am

nobody33 wrote:The 2 on the right side is so officers know they can only use it for second watch. To keep the new cars from being beat down real quick the garage puts the two on certain cars so they only run one shift a day.

The big 2's are northeast cars. They must have got a shipment larger than the rest of the divisions. They look really funny.


That makes sense. The size and location are why I noticed it. We get so used to each departments set-ups that we can see something like that out of the ordinary. I still remember seeing an Ford Taurus in SDPD markings in the early 90's. From what I remember it only lasted about 2-3 months. Definitely was not well received by patrol officers!

And no I don't have pictures. I don't normally try to take pics from a moving car at 70 mph. I am busy enough trying to watch traffic, adjust my scanner, listen to Michael Savage and text my friends when driving home. Taking pictures might distract me from safe driving habits!

SDnative
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Postby SDnative » Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:37 pm

Is your dash cam not working :lol:

w6pix
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Postby w6pix » Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:48 pm

He's right about keeping the miles down. I spoke to a friend today... He said that was the reason for the big "2" for 2nd watch.. 1st and 3rd use the older cars.. The problem was that with the car running all three shifts (cause EVERYONE wants a new car when they go out) the warranty was getting expired due to mileage REAL quick, like 6 months...


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