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celltech1981
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Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
Stopped to get food yesterday and there were 3 cop cars parked in the lot, all running, with air conditioner condensation steadily dripping underneath. None of them were k9. I figured something was up inside. Went in and the cops were sitting down for lunch. Is it protocol to leave the vehicle running for lunch break or did they just not want their cars to warm up? Seems like a waste of fuel.


TheCaterpillar
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
Daring someone to steal it
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East Coast Band
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
Ain't their gas money


djangochained
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
Why do firemen take the fire truck to Albertsons ??


airfernando
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
you should just be thankful they didn't give you a beat down for having these thoughts.


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heypaul
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
To keep all the electronics like the laptops, radar guns, computer other computer stuff, cell phones, dispatch radio... you know all that stuff cool.

But you better not text and drive or you'll get a ticket
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Hangover Haven
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
Why do they park in the cop 69 position when they're talking?


celltech1981
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
because they might have a fire call. Same with the gym. I've never seen them leave the fire truck running while they are eating lunch, though


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celltech1981
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
that's what i figured.


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TigersSEC2010
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
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Is it protocol to leave the vehicle running for lunch break or did they just not want their cars to warm up? Seems like a waste of fuel.


Yes it is protocol. The electronics inside take a while to get up and running again, and they must be ready to respond to a call immediately. If they were to leave the electronics on and turn the car off, it would kill their battery.
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Diary Queen
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
Every second counts when a call comes in on the radio. Them Duke boys won't get away this time!


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Slinger16
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
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Yes it is protocol. The electronics inside take a while to get up and running again, and they must be ready to respond to a call immediately. If they were to leave the electronics on and turn the car off, it would kill their battery.


Really makes you wonder how any crime was ever solved before 1995.


Mingo Was His NameO
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
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Yes it is protocol. The electronics inside take a while to get up and running again, and they must be ready to respond to a call immediately. If they were to leave the electronics on and turn the car off, it would kill their battery.


You'd hate for someone to not get an inspection sticker ticket because of this. I find it a fiscally responsible policy. Hell, it's only several thousands of dollars per unit per year to keep them running so whatever.


tigerbutt
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
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Why do they park in the cop 69 position when they're talking?

Common sense answers this.


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TigersSEC2010
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
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You'd hate for someone to not get an inspection sticker ticket because of this. I find it a fiscally responsible policy. Hell, it's only several thousands of dollars per unit per year to keep them running so whatever.


That idle time isn’t where all the gas is wasted, it’s wasted in extra duty details where they sit on the side of the road or in a parking lot for 7 hours with the car running. That wastes more gas each yeah than their lunch ever could, but there is no way to change that because that is an accepted perk of law enforcement is using your vehicle for extra details.


TigersSEC2010
Mesa, AZ
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
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Why do they park in the cop 69 position when they're talking?


Watch each other’s back


alphaandomega
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
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Why do firemen take the fire truck to Albertsons ??


Here in Tuscaloosa the fire department rolls to every accident. Even a minor one where their are no injuries and there is no need for a tow truck.

Why? Because it allows the fire department to say that they had 10x more "calls" than just for fires. But what it really does is cost a fortune to maintain these $750,000 ladder trucks, more frequent oil changes, fuel, tires, wear and tear.

But then they can say our trucks have high miles and we need new ones.

It is just a racket.


ksayetiger
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
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None of them were k9.


Well not anymore. Some cop probably shot the dogs


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brass2mouth
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Member since Jul 2007
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
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That idle time isn’t where all the gas is wasted, it’s wasted in extra duty details where they sit on the side of the road or in a parking lot for 7 hours with the car running. That wastes more gas each yeah than their lunch ever could, but there is no way to change that because that is an accepted perk of law enforcement is using your vehicle for extra details.


FWIW most, if not all, have a vehicle fee when a unit is required.


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Slinger16
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re: Why do cops (without k9s) keep their vehicles running at all times?
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Why? Because it allows the fire department to say that they had 10x more "calls" than just for fires. But what it really does is cost a fortune to maintain these $750,000 ladder trucks, more frequent oil changes, fuel, tires, wear and tear. But then they can say our trucks have high miles and we need new ones. It is just a racket.


As someone who has to maintain these giant bastards... preach on brother.


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