Qatar's police force has a sizable fleet of Porsche Panamera and Cayenne patrol vehicles at its disposal. How is this? Well, Qatar has lots of oil, for starters, so there's that income. The emirate also holds a 17 percent stake of preferential shares in the Volkswagen Group. So, it's not particularly hard to see how the stable of luxo-cop cars came to be. The force took them for a spin on December 18, Qatar National Day, and you can get a look at the coolest fleet in the video after the jump.



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      chaix
      • 3 Years Ago
      a base toyota land cruiser you see at the the end may be less fancy but are more way expensive than a base cayenne
      demetri09
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, I've been living here in Qatar for about 6 months for a work project and I've never seen that fleet. I've been told thats the Emir's personal fleet. The regular cops and everyone else drive Landcruisers. Now I see why Toyota still makes em.
        Dipstick!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @demetri09
        Must be. Bet we won't see the black/silver ones that much, just the regular red Nissan Patrols doing their usual job of directing traffic. Notice the lack of Lekhwiya stickers on some of the Porsches. I bet the red paint is actually vinyl and they probably belong to the CID. I've seen unmarked Audi S4s being used by the CID before, being a Porsche helps it blend with the crowd since plenty of people drive luxury crossovers.
      ad1bc
      • 3 Years Ago
      Big whoop. Holland's highway patrol was driving Porsche 911 Targas more than 40 years ago. Where have you been?
        flychinook
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ad1bc
        Weird... I wonder what the justification was to have a removable roof on their cop cars.
      JonathanBond
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would commit a crime there just to get in one
      whooper45
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can remember when stationed in Germany that the "Autoroute Politei" ,in Holland drove Porsche's. This was about 1974.
        AldenBiesenReturns
        • 3 Years Ago
        @whooper45
        Not only in Holland, also in Belgium and of course Germany did the highway police drive Porsches, and as mentioned by someone else, all of them were Targas. Up until the mid 80s I believe. Our cops here often drive interesting cars. During the 90s the Belgian Gendarmerie/Rijkswacht drove Pontiac Transporters. And I think you mean "Autoroute Politie" ;)
          AldenBiesenReturns
          • 3 Years Ago
          @AldenBiesenReturns
          If anyone's interested, I've been following this thread about European Police for ages now... http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=447761 Check it out.
      Tushar Kelshikar
      • 3 Years Ago
      "The emirate also holds a 17 percent stake of preferential shares"- I don't think Qatar is an emirate. The country does not come under the United Arab Emirates which includes 7 emirates in total.
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      2 days ago I saw a Cayenne police car driving around near the Boston area.
      Gregster
      • 3 Years Ago
      Last I checked Qatar is a sovereign state..
      belldn3
      • 3 Years Ago
      Must be nice.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      And how do they eat? Oh yeah, that's right, they buy grain from us at ridiculous low prices. We need to tie the price of a barrel of grain to the price of a barrel of oil, and see how quickly they get in line. The days of them paving their roads with our $100 bills needs to end. We have a LOT of oil available in this country, they do not have a lot of farm land in their country.
        P.Z. Dawkins
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        yes let's start a trade war with oil-rich nations that will certainly end well.
        mapoftazifosho
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Actually we don't have a lot of oil available in this country, and what little oil we do have is not all too easily accessible.
        Dipstick!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Try growing anything where the temperature's mostly 105 - 130 F all year.
        mikoprivat
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        don't give them any ideas...like the chinese do in africa, these guys can do in America: buy up good agricultural land exclusively for their own use. The'll have us by the balls with both: oil and food
        Dipstick!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Oh and, they DO own land in various countries, e.g. Sudan where they have poultry and sheep farms.
        breakfastburrito
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        You DO realize that our nation's dollar value is ONLY surviving due to petrodollar recycling, yes? If the world stops trading oil in U.S. dollars, we'll have LOTS of extra "presidential toilet paper". The dollar won't be worth the paper it's printed on. Hyperinflation is the place where fiat currencies go to die.
        sparrk
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        if you make your grain more expensive , they will buy it from someone else and you end up losing money.
          airchompers
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sparrk
          Who else can sell them enough grain? Canada and Russia have domestic oil fields and don't need to trade for oil. China and India need every calorie they produce. If America is going to flex its muscle in international relations, we should exploit oil rich countries rather than just letting the fanatics in Israel displace more Palestinians.
        Narom
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        But not enough oil. Besides, there is so much money in the middle east they could probably expanded the countries even more!
        Travis Miles
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        I met some of the Saudi Royal family once and they were saying how they were creating new ways to grow their own food. They surely have the money to do the research necessary. Some of the videos were interesting explaining the concepts.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        Who lies about them? Oh, you? Yup, you sure do lie about them a lot when you call internal combustion engines "primitive" when electric is far much more older technology.
          cashsixeight
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          I think primitive comes from the fact that like 75% of the energy in an internal combustion engine is lost as heat. I love engines but that aspect sucks.
      Tony
      • 3 Years Ago
      PLUS I AM SURE THE PRICE OF GAS IS ABOUT .......17 CENTS A GALLON....WHY NOT DRIVE A BIG EXPENSIVE CAR.....THEY CERTAINLY CAN AFFORD IT.....JUST LIKE OUR OVER PAID MOVIE INDUSTRY FOLKS NOT TO MENTION OUR POLITICIANS......YOU WILL........NEVER SEE.......ONE OF THEM DRIVING IN A FORD ESCORT .....MONEY TALKS....**** WALKS....
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