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    We had a visit from the local Policeman , to check our gun safe.
    He was driving a V8 Nissan Patrol Police car , with big wheels , and a monster bullbar.
    I noticed that the number plate was pretty mangled , and asked if he had tangled with a 'roo.
    Nope , he had rammed a car off the road !.
    I've seen Toyota Landcruisers , and Subaru too in country stations.
    The tyres were a weakness on the Subaru apparently.
    But this Nissan certainly meant business !.
    And the gunsafe ?.
    Yes , he checked to see if it were possible to tear it from its mounts.
    It was bolted to the concrete floor , and bolted to the wall , and got the tick of approval.
    He wasn't really interested in my rifles , just their storage.
    Might have to join a rifle shooting club , to get the Anschutz 1418 sighted in again , and try some new bullets I've found , before going rabbit shooting.
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    That scenario would never happen in the US.






    Local law enforcement would never dare to purchase non-US brand vehicles.

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    But they have been buying Australian made pursuit vehicles in the US !.
    What sort of vehicle would a country cop use in the USA ?.
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    Fords, Chevrolets, Dodge....

    see https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poli...tes_and_Canada

    i was wrong. There are a few ...very few...Nissans, Toyotas and misc. other non-US brands on the list. Let's just say that it would be highly unusual for a local municipality to have foreign brand police vehicles unless the vehicles happened to be made at a factory in the state, the municipality was notably liberal/progressive or there was some sort of special deal/incentive from the manufacturer that they just couldn't refuse.

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    Yes , that makes sense Brian .
    Here , the taxpayer subsidized cars are no longer made , and it seems BMW will provide specialised cars for the same cost(purchase and service) as the Holdens . Apparently 6 cylinder diesels that will be very economical , 4 wheel drive , and go like stink.
    Country Police vehicles here might still be the same.
    The Toyota and Nissan have a well deserved reputation , and would be a handy weapon for a lone cop trying to apprehend a felon out in the bush somewhere.
    Local dealerships would do their darndest to have and keep their brand as local Police cars , good advertising !.
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    I remember when BMW started building cars in the US. I think in North Carolina? They gave the State Police a couple of M5s in police livery

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    What do the country cops use in your neck of the woods Art ?.
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    All our cops, city, county, and state are driving Ford Explorers with Carbon Monoxide detectors in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    What do the country cops use in your neck of the woods Art ?.
    Regards Rob J.
    State Police are in Crown Vics and Explorers. Locals are in chargers. The next town over are in Explorers

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    No real off road vehicles Art?.
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    in NJ? There are not that many areas that need them. Even our forests, of which there are many in this area of the state, are criss-crossed with any number of smoothly graded fire roads. I do not know about the northwest corner of the state where the Appalachian trail barely cuts across the corner of the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianY View Post
    That scenario would never happen in the US.






    Local law enforcement would never dare to purchase non-US brand vehicles.
    Even if it was built in the USA with a lot of local content? Nissan have a pretty big assembly plant there.

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    Around here, this is an off-road vehicle:





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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianY View Post
    That scenario would never happen in the US.






    Local law enforcement would never dare to purchase non-US brand vehicles.
    a number of agencies have switched from harleys to bmw's for police bikes in the last decade
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    But they have been buying Australian made pursuit vehicles in the US !.
    which ones?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    you guys still make those?

    gm stopped importing them a couple of years ago, it recorded very poor sales here over its five year run. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    CO detectors made me laugh

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    Go back to Brians post no 4 Paul.
    Here the small 1 man country Police stations have 4x4's , that they can do proper policing with , catching stock thieves , and such.
    Not much good for a high speed pursuit down the highway , but given the chance , they make a good battering ram apparently.
    The thing is that all of the bush tracks have been made by Cruiser/Patrol/LR/Navara/HiLux type vehicles.
    Go any wider than them , and in lots of places you just won't fit through.
    Big American , or Unimog type vehicles are useless on a lot of the tracks.
    A V8 cruiser or Patrol is as big as you would want to get here.
    And you would have to drive with your mirrors pulled in.
    I'm wondering , in the areas that need them , what the Police forces use in rough country , full size 4x4's if they can , or smaller vehicles.
    Rob J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    you guys still make those?

    gm stopped importing them a couple of years ago, it recorded very poor sales here over its five year run. . .
    Not as poor as the sales of US-built cop cars here.
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    Apparently the thirst of the GM V8's , for petrol and oil was a problem.
    They drove well , were comfortable , but their running and maintenance costs were high.
    And every car cost the Australian taxpayer heaps.
    Rob J.

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    Here the police aren't in such need of off road vehicles for pursuit. Some country police drive pick ups and almost all of them have access to ATVs of varying types for back country work. Snowmobiles in winter.
    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    Go back to Brians post no 4 Paul.
    Here the small 1 man country Police stations have 4x4's , that they can do proper policing with , catching stock thieves , and such.
    Not much good for a high speed pursuit down the highway , but given the chance , they make a good battering ram apparently.
    The thing is that all of the bush tracks have been made by Cruiser/Patrol/LR/Navara/HiLux type vehicles.
    Go any wider than them , and in lots of places you just won't fit through.
    Big American , or Unimog type vehicles are useless on a lot of the tracks.
    A V8 cruiser or Patrol is as big as you would want to get here.
    And you would have to drive with your mirrors pulled in.
    I'm wondering , in the areas that need them , what the Police forces use in rough country , full size 4x4's if they can , or smaller vehicles.
    Rob J.
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    I haven't been there in 30 years, but the last time I was in Aspen CO, the Barney Fife's were driving Saabs. For obvious (and sad) reasons, not likely to be the case anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moTthediesel View Post
    I haven't been there in 30 years, but the last time I was in Aspen CO, the Barney Fife's were driving Saabs. For obvious (and sad) reasons, not likely to be the case anymore.
    Nowadays they've got big SUVs. Since it's Aspen, probably Escalades...

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    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    The Scottsdale police force bought some Ducatis for the motorcycle squad several years ago. The screams of "BUY AMERICAN" were deafening.
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    I saw this going up the highway today http://www.news.com.au/technology/in...2af6fc9118b841 .
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