• May 22, 2008

Being a cop just got a little more fun for state troopers in the state of Indiana. The police department just purchased 18 brand new black Ford Mustang GTs for traffic patrol, with one being sent to each district. The Mustangs look completely stock and only have a light bar inside the top of the windshield - not even antennas usually found on unmarked vehicles. A few troopers took the opportunity to test out their new pony cars at O'Reilly Raceway Park last week and found them to handle "differently" than the Crown Vics. We would hope so.

[Source: FlyerGroup.com via MustangBlog.com]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      It's all about increasing revenue, plain and simple. Just like Iridium said. It's kinda funny really, they spend our money to buy the car, then take our money catching us driving a bit over the speed limit. All that, and the cop gets to drive a pretty cool looking car all the while. Nice for them, not so nice for us.

      Just more govt. hand in our pockets crap and very little or no benefit, except if you are collecting a paycheck off the taxpayer.

      I'm so glad my township doesn't have a police dept.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What lame-ass crap. Spend the money fighting real crime, not trying to ambush fair citizens.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Down here in S Fla, I've seen unmarked Z28, WS6 and there is known to be a few Terminators unmarked around here, mostlly reported in the WPB area, I've seen none of these in Lauderdale...

      You are still far worst off spotting the cops on Harley s down here. They jump out of no where.
        • 6 Years Ago
        FHP based in Lake Worth has several "Terminator" cars they use to catch aggressive drivers. Between 10th Ave and Forest Hill they go from one pull over to another one. They sit in median like they are a broke down car and people fly by them.

        The Yellow Mustang ins Boynton Beach Police. That car is tricked out and looks like a racer. They have actually had people challenge him to a drag race off the line at a light. That is the same office who tasered that lady who would not stop talking on the phone. She blew by him doing 20 over the speed limit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Ywp2mZdJw

        Stedwoo
      Jon Russell
      • 6 Years Ago
      well this is just stupid... and kinda scary.


      but if every cop was undercover, would you ever speed? i think its a scare tactic (and a money maker)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Police in Maryland have been using unmarked Mustangs and plenty of other vehicles you'd never suspect for years. Hell they even had a few unmarked Camaros for a while.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess more reasons not to speed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I grew up in Indiana and they have always had unmarked mustangs, after finding the one or two that were always in your area they weren't that hard to spot.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Living in Indiana, this is the absolute worst news I have heard all week.
      • 6 Years Ago
      18 Mustangs? Might as well get a Lamborghini Gallardo (marked) police car, I bet no one dares to speed anymore with that in their rear view mirror
        • 6 Years Ago
        #1 It makes no sense to use a $180,000 sports car to chase criminals.

        #2 A BMW M series gives a Gallardo a run for its money.
        • 6 Years Ago
        FYI, that Gallardo is used to transport human organs for transplants, not to pull people over.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As others have said, unmarked cars for patrol should be illegal. The primary effectiveness of a police force is as a deterrent. I love the old "Black & Whites". First they did deter bad driving and they also meant it was easy to run to if you needed help.

      This day and age it is all about money, public safety is low on the list.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I got popped last year in Richmond, VA by a gold Durango. No antennas, non-tinted windows, no light bars. All he had were strobe in the headlights. Really caught me off guard. My biggest problem with unmarked cars is that police officers often drive in unsafe and unpredictable manners; often without their police lights on. I have come to expect this erratic behavior (high rates of speed, no use of turn signals, quick maneuvers) from marked police cars; however, a black mustang going 90 in a 60 without using a turn signal is completely irresponsible and dangerous. I see police committing traffic violations almost every day; however, people seem to have no problem with it, because, you know, they're the police.
      • 6 Years Ago
      thats the real-life barricade...sans robot mode...and decals
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