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hemihotrod402
11-06-2010, 11:58 AM
No I do not have a picture, I was driving.

When we drove down to florida this past weekend, while driving through Tennessee, I noticed the infamous flashing blue lights on the side of the road, behind a car that had been caught speeding. From a distance I first thought it was a normal CVPI. We get up closer, and I noticed the rear end had a lot of things that were painted gloss black. I then noticed the spoiler. At that point I got excited. We get up to pass it and I noticed that it had the chrome 18 inch wheels, and then saw the mercury badge on the grille. I about flipped a shit.

Did anyone know these existed? It wasn't one of those hopped up unmarked marauders, it was a full on police car complete with a cage, full light bar, and push bars. Just thought I would share.

88grandmarq
11-06-2010, 03:48 PM
there was never an official Police package Marauder from Ford, However some organizations bought Marauders and put the police equipment in them. Florida state patrol had an entire fleet of Marauders, most them have been retired by now. This could have also been a drug seizure car or local impound that was claimed and had the police equipment installed. It could have also been a clone, several people have taken normal CVPI cars and installed Marauder body panels and wheels.

mrltd
11-06-2010, 09:30 PM
Interesting. I saw a marauder in ky that had an antenna farm and a PI badge...

P72Ford
11-07-2010, 04:09 PM
We never had any in CT.

But I am nearly certain the CT state police have at least one SRT-8 Charger.

I saw it with lights flashing near exit 21 on 91, back a while ago. Had the SRT wheels, and a small badge on the decklid.

CT state police had T type Regals in the late '80s. Folks went crazy for them at auction when they were retired.

rick99601
11-07-2010, 05:58 PM
reminds me of the time i was trying to take a picture of a bugatti and smoked a curb lmao..

i wonder if they have to share it or if thats just one leo's every day cruiser.

86VickyLX
11-07-2010, 06:33 PM
I've heard of Marauders being used in Florida. Also I've heard of cars that were impounded were turned into police cars to catch racers.

grandwagon
11-07-2010, 09:15 PM
a little town in AZ has a lambo diablo a few years ago

watchdog
12-03-2010, 07:52 AM
The FHP had 18 of them in all three colors that were donated by a "friend of the patrol." The FHP did not buy them. They were assigned to Supervisors, or as Aggressive Driving Task Force cars. The Task force cars were shared between two Troopers who also had a regular marked unit issued to them. They just started going to auction in the last few months.

trwp72
12-03-2010, 09:30 AM
More on the Florida cars...

The cars were donated to the FHP by a car dealer, after he was run off the road by an aggressive driver. He was so mad, he offered the Highway Patrol the cars, and they took him up on the offer...
Most Departments in Florida have agressive driving officers. We have two vehicles at Gulf Breeze, Florida... One is a four door F-150... With all concealed lights, the license plate camera / scanner, special "hideaway lights facing the rear. The rear lights are in a toolbox that was specially made for the Police Dept. by "Better Built". It has a electrically controlled hydraulic lid, that opens at the touch of a button. When the lid opens a mini Whelen sigh board and four blue L.E.D.'s come on... The sign board usually says "Gulf Breeze Police" or it can also be used like an arrow board.
Funny story about the truck.. When the city first got it, they couldn't decide whether they wanted to put a "city" plate on it, or a "civilian" Florida plate, because of legal issues with doing the latter. Anyway, the officer was going home one night, with no tag on the vehicle... The FHP got in behind him, saw no tag, so he pulled him over... (The truck looks totally stock, no lights visible until you turn them on...) Anyway, the Trooper gets out, and starts to walk up to the truck. About the time he got to the front fender of his car, the tool box starts to open slowly, then all the blue lights came on... so he stopped and watched it open all the way.... He then walked up to the drivers window, looked in at the officer, made the comment --- "smartass!" then walked back to his car, and drove off.... The officer said he couldn't move for about 10 minutes, as he was laughing so hard!

The other vehicle is another four door Gold Chevrolet pickup... similarly equiped... so be carefull going thru Gulf Breeze, Fl!
Tom!

watchdog
12-03-2010, 12:33 PM
Here are a couple of pics of the FHP cars.

http://www.sspmustang.org/images/fhp_marauders_2.jpg

http://www.sspmustang.org/images/FHP_Marauder_interior_3.jpg

http://www.sspmustang.org/images/FHP_Marauder_interior_2.jpg

rick99601
12-03-2010, 02:27 PM
atc in the cruiser FTW!

Andypot1985
12-04-2010, 02:34 AM
Here are a couple of pics of the FHP cars.

http://www.sspmustang.org/images/fhp_marauders_2.jpg



yea, one of the silver ones pulled me over a few years ago while i was in florida. guess who was dumbfounded at the time!

87DeuceVic
12-04-2010, 04:20 AM
That is completly badass! I want one lol. I was wondering if the one the OP saw was just a personal vehicle with lights. I have seen an Impreza WRX with blue lights on traffic detail locally, obviously one of the officers personal cars. Up here the state police have a marked white Ford Super Duty with a lightbar and state police insignia on the doors. It too has a toolbox it probably holds gear becuase the truck conducts DOT stops on semi's.

trwp72
12-04-2010, 07:19 AM
Depending on the state, you have to have a marked car come make the stop.. If the person being stopped doesn't stop for an unmarked car in Florida, unless they "run", there is no penalty.. As long as they go to a well lit store, or gas station etc... I doubt that was an officers car... Most officers won't risk the liability of making a traffic stop in their personal car, and most depts. frown on that. Now, that being said, it could have been a "seized" car, that the Police Dept. is using. We used to have a Honda and a Mazda Miata unmarked that was used for traffic, as a "pace" car on the bridge over Pensacola Bay... We have had some very bad accidents on the bridge, and speed was a factor in most of them, so that is well patroled for that reason. The Miata would "pace clock" the violator, and then officers at the end of the bridge, in marked vehicles, would stop them...

hemihotrod402
12-04-2010, 12:53 PM
It was marked, it said Tennessee State Highway Patrol on the side, and it matched the normal PI CV's (we saw numerous). Like I said, it had a full cage, pushbars, and a lightbar on top. I wish I wasn't driving at the time, I would have had a picture of it.

P72Ford
12-04-2010, 03:05 PM
In CT, all state police cars are unmarked; if you get stopped by a state trooper, the car will definitely be unmarked.

Most of them have light bars (some do not), but none of them are lettered with 'State Police', etc.

The cars are all pretty much silver now (Chargers are usually black), but in the past, state cars were grey, blue, silver, green, maroon, etc. There was no rhyme or reason.

87DeuceVic
12-05-2010, 03:55 AM
Depending on the state, you have to have a marked car come make the stop.. If the person being stopped doesn't stop for an unmarked car in Florida, unless they "run", there is no penalty.. As long as they go to a well lit store, or gas station etc... I doubt that was an officers car... Most officers won't risk the liability of making a traffic stop in their personal car, and most depts. frown on that. Now, that being said, it could have been a "seized" car, that the Police Dept. is using. We used to have a Honda and a Mazda Miata unmarked that was used for traffic, as a "pace" car on the bridge over Pensacola Bay... We have had some very bad accidents on the bridge, and speed was a factor in most of them, so that is well patroled for that reason. The Miata would "pace clock" the violator, and then officers at the end of the bridge, in marked vehicles, would stop them...

If your responding to my post, what I meant by traffic detail was the WRX was sittin at a construction site with lights on (blue lights) and the officer was plain clothed directing traffic.


In CT, all state police cars are unmarked; if you get stopped by a state trooper, the car will definitely be unmarked.

Most of them have light bars (some do not), but none of them are lettered with 'State Police', etc.

The cars are all pretty much silver now (Chargers are usually black), but in the past, state cars were grey, blue, silver, green, maroon, etc. There was no rhyme or reason.

I have seen this, its pretty cool. I like them. However dont some of them say "Police" on the lightbars?

sly
12-05-2010, 01:55 PM
they're liking the "ghost" marked cars around here (for those PDs that can afford to get new vehicles). They're marked... but unless you look good or see them at night (the ghost labels are reflective), you can't tell very easily.

marquisman
12-05-2010, 02:20 PM
we have alot of them sneaky marked cars here. one of my bosses brothers is pretty high up in the force and we service their marine stuff. they have a couple nice 2009-2010 CVPIs in black. i always tell him to let me know when one goes to auction lol. iv also seen a decked out black detectives car few times. very clean car too. some times i wonder what it would be like having a whale CVPI.

P72Ford
12-05-2010, 04:13 PM
If your responding to my post, what I meant by traffic detail was the WRX was sittin at a construction site with lights on (blue lights) and the officer was plain clothed directing traffic.



I have seen this, its pretty cool. I like them. However dont some of them say "Police" on the lightbars?

Yeah. In small block letters between the lights, it says State Police.

There is a local town around here that has there cars lettered the same color as the car. They have a very faint outline of a seperate color, but its very difficult to see.

Andypot1985
12-05-2010, 10:54 PM
when i was in hawaii on vacation this year i noticed their cars. Hawaii state police drove anything they wanted with a blue light on the top of it. I seen Camaros(older ones), Mustangs, 4 runners, chargers, an altima and what blew my mind a G35 sedan...

johnunit
12-08-2010, 11:27 PM
Toronto (and the RCMP) use Dodge Caravans a lot as undercover/unmarkeds. I don't know if they are allowed to pull people over, but they're used in raids all the time. Very sneaky, since if you think "police" when you see a latemodel caravan, you'll drive yourself nuts.

1990LTD
12-09-2010, 06:57 AM
lots of caravans here. caravans, chargers, impalas, fusions

marquisman
12-09-2010, 06:14 PM
OPP will use grand marquis' as well. very luxurious, very sneaky.

Briglad
05-06-2012, 07:06 AM
The VT State Police have several unmarked Chargers assigned for Interstate enforcement. Don't know how many times I've seen some piece of German iron with Mass or CT plates pulled over by my local barracks silver charger. I think Colchester PD up north of Burlington has a Challenger, with the "shadow" lettering All black with black reflective lettering. Essex PD has a Suburban that the Lt. drives that was a sized drug vehicle. Says so right on the quarter panels...

GM_Guy
05-06-2012, 09:58 AM
In Hawaii cops can use their personal vehicles as their 'cop car'.

Alex.

Piece-it pete
05-07-2012, 08:58 AM
..... some times i wonder what it would be like having a whale CVPI.

Lots of oncoming front ends dropping :D

A city near me uses chargers for their marked cars, but with only white doors and a very hard to see light bar good luck knowing it till it's too late.

Pete

warrior_oh58d
02-26-2014, 01:01 PM
My town in NC has 3 Black Marauders in their inventory and the Sheriffs Office has 2 GM's as detective cars.


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