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Post  mtbeerwah on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 9:08 am

I`d like to start a page for everyone`s right to know, of what vehicles, you have seen the Police use.
I the past, I`ve seen WRX`s used, but I`d like to keep the vehicle list of recent times, unless they`re still being used, then by all means, put it in the list. 

Vehicles I`ve seen used recently in QLD are:

VW             - Passat
VW             -Golf 
Toyota        -Corolla
Toyota        -Rav4
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Post  Hammy on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 9:31 am

Over here on the "Rock" we only have one sort.  A decked out Land Cruiser.  On my too few trips to the Big Land I have spotted a couple. My mate John was pulled up on his Tractor Bonneville. I think he was booked for going too Slow ! Laughing  by a VW Golf GTi.   I once pulled up alongside a SS Commodore ute and low and behold it was driven by a uniformed officer of the law. On closer inspection I could tell it was an undercover cop car.  It was one time that I let the "car" pull away from me at the green light.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 10:11 am

So what is the top speed on the "Rock" Hammy?   60?  More of a slalom hey? Razz

Up here, we do have the obligatory:

Cruisers....I-Load vans, Then the undercover: Commodores.....Camrys......Falcons......Pathfinders

The one that caught me off guard the other day, was the Corolla. No tinted windows, and she was wearing a black shirt and black pants.
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Post  Hammy on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 11:30 am

60 on the main road that runs right down the middle of the island. And 50 on all other streets.

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Post  barry_mcki on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 12:05 pm

Down here they are mainly using the falcons and commodore sedans, but even the marked cars are getting difficult to spot with the low slung roof lights.  I'm suspicious of anything on the horizon with roof racks these days.

Want to extend the list to road-side camera vehicles as well, they're getting round in smaller SUV's rather than the big white vans these days.  Actually I find one of the hardest things to spot down here are the police dog/tradesman type camera trailers, they are clearly marked and not usually hidden, but I always have to double check the speedo whenever I pass one.



BTW, we stayed on Hanny's island once, actually found it too crowded Smile

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Post  mtbeerwah on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 12:49 pm

Barry...I reckon mention anything that's going to STING YOU!!!!!
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Post  madmax on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 1:20 pm


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Post  2wheelsagain on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 7:39 pm

Tue last week I got knocked off by a dark VF Commodore.
I was concentrating too much on missing the potholes and will pay the price.
How much? I don't know. I couldn't put the side stand down because the bike would have sunk in the gravel so they didn't ask again for my license. Just asked if the steed was registered to me and they will post the fine out.
Its probably in the range of 3 points but I hope they were in a good mood........

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Post  barry_mcki on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 8:20 pm


"Hello, is that the National Terrorist Hotline, I think I see two terrorist in cam uniforms aiming what appears to be a rocket launcher at unsuspecting motorist in the Yarra Valley, what's that ? you're sending an attack drone aircraft over now, good....:"





Whilst looking for the above photo I also came across this one of some signs that popped up in California Bay area, the CHP says they are fake, but a few of their senior police officers were seen rubbing their hands together.....:


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Re: What covert vehicle have you seen the Police use?

Post  Hammy on Thu 10 Sep 2015, 7:35 am

@barry_mcki wrote:Down here they are mainly using the falcons and commodore sedans, but even the marked cars are getting difficult to spot with the low slung roof lights.  I'm suspicious of anything on the horizon with roof racks these days.

Want to extend the list to road-side camera vehicles as well, they're getting round in smaller SUV's rather than the big white vans these days.  Actually I find one of the hardest things to spot down here are the police dog/tradesman type camera trailers, they are clearly marked and not usually hidden, but I always have to double check the speedo whenever I pass one.



BTW, we stayed on Hanny's island once, actually found it too crowded Smile

Thanks Baqqy.   Wink

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Post  barry_mcki on Thu 10 Sep 2015, 10:41 am

Sorry Hammy, I can't even blame my outdated sticking keyboard on that one, maybe too much red wine...drunken

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Post  Chook on Thu 10 Sep 2015, 11:14 am

Baqqy's Island is bigger than Hanny's Island
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Post  mtbeerwah on Thu 10 Sep 2015, 12:49 pm

just saw a Mazda3
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Post  Chook on Thu 10 Sep 2015, 1:17 pm

Last night I was parked at traffic lights waiting to turn over Port Rd and was cursing the Nissan Patrol behind me with the very bright lights shinning in all 3 mirrors. Next thing it takes off over a very wide median strip in a hell of a hurry, by the time it's onto the bitumen there were blue and red flashing light coming from under every corner of it's roof racks
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Post  Cardboard Tube Samurai on Sat 26 Sep 2015, 2:02 pm

There's now an unmarked Hayabusa or two getting around southeast queensland, complete with LIDAR. Only real giveaway are the helmet and panniers. Pretty much only 5-0 would put panniers on a 'busa
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Post  barry_mcki on Sat 26 Sep 2015, 5:42 pm

@Cardboard Tube Samurai wrote:There's now an unmarked Hayabusa or two getting around southeast queensland, complete with LIDAR. Only real giveaway are the helmet and panniers. Pretty much only 5-0 would put panniers on a 'busa

I see you your panniers and raise you a sidecar....



I believe this is now turboed as well.

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Post  madmax on Sat 26 Sep 2015, 7:19 pm

@barry_mcki wrote:
@Cardboard Tube Samurai wrote:There's now an unmarked Hayabusa or two getting around southeast queensland, complete with LIDAR. Only real giveaway are the helmet and panniers. Pretty much only 5-0 would put panniers on a 'busa

I see you your panniers and raise you a sidecar....



I believe this is now turboed as well.

Put the sidecar on because he couldn't keep the nose down

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Post  Hammy on Sun 27 Sep 2015, 9:39 am

Well at least it shouldn't have any worries about the extra weight.

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Post  Hammy on Sun 27 Sep 2015, 9:45 am

A while ago I was taking Jan to a bike shop to pick up her bike after a tune up. I used the bicycle lane on the far left at a set of lights. Got the hole shot and cruised to the shop.  When we got there, Jan asked me, "Did you see the two uniformed cops in the car that was next to us at the lights" ?   Oooops .  No I didn't  even look.  Embarassed

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Post  Dazzalar62 on Mon 28 Sep 2015, 4:40 pm

Amazed last week a police bike cop with camera sitting inside a cemetery entrance beyond the gates. SNEAKY. SA police.
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Post  Chook on Mon 28 Sep 2015, 5:28 pm

@Dazzalar62 wrote:Amazed last week a police bike cop with camera sitting inside a cemetery entrance beyond the gates. SNEAKY. SA police.
Camera or laser gun?

SA Police don't use cameras with bikes (the camera operators aren't police officers) but they do use them a lot for traffic duties
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Post  paul on Mon 28 Sep 2015, 6:32 pm

Or this one on Sth Rd Edwardstown 


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Post  Dazzalar62 on Tue 29 Sep 2015, 12:28 am

Laser gun camera ? Either way they were sneaky in hiding in a cemetery to give the government more pocket money !!! Evil or Very Mad Mad
On staites road .
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