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I was talking to a Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff today and he was showing me his POV while working a detail. During the conversation he stated that if someone were to try to run his registration that it would come back as, "No record found." He said that police officers are able to have their personal vehicle license plates hidden so no one can check it.

Is that true? Just doesn't seem right to me.
 
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He said that police officers are able to have their personal vehicle license plates hidden so no one can check it.

Is that true? Just doesn't seem right to me.
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of only 1 situation in which an officer was granted a " confidential" plate and it was for a very very serious officer safety issue.

My vote is: he's full of shit

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Yes, this is true. Most call it ghost plates, well at least in NH. Comes back "not on file." A few select judges, and other people who may have safety issues have a way to get this done. From what I know the Chief of Police at least in a city I worked for, did this to select U/C vehicles.
 

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There was a Fire Chief that got in trouble a few years ago when was seen at a golf course switching out his personal plates with unlisted plates, because he decided to go golfing during the work day. Somebody dropped dime on him and the press found out about it. It was stated that the FD had the unlisted plates to perform arson investigations.
 
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It would be nice if MA allowed confidentiality for all law enforcement officers.
For those interested, here's the legal mumbo jumbo for California: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d02/vc1808_4.htm
I liked this, it is a very good thing and keeps your info private. I remember when I was in field training, the sergeant came around to all of us trainees and gave us the DMV forms to become confidential.

And this not only made your license plates confidential, but your driver's license number too.
 

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These days, if someone knows your name, they can find your address and just about anything else they want to know about you, regardless if you have a confidential plate.
$29.95 will get it done. I've Googled my name regularly to see what comes up. It is impossible to remain "off the grid" unless you own no property, have no credit, and haven't had some contact with a drivers license.

If some plate came back as unlisted after I ran it, I would still stop and investigate.
 
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$29.95 will get it done. I've Googled my name regularly to see what comes up. It is impossible to remain "off the grid" unless you own no property, have no credit, and haven't had some contact with a drivers license.

If some plate came back as unlisted after I ran it, I would still stop and investigate.
I've twice run plates I was going to stop that came back No Matching Record. That was the end of my interest. While apparently it is slightly possible for a civie to get one of these, the very vast majority are LE. I had no interest in possibly blowing a UC car for something I didn't plan on writing a gig for anyways.
 

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I've twice run plates I was going to stop that came back No Matching Record. That was the end of my interest. While apparently it is slightly possible for a civie to get one of these, the very vast majority are LE. I had no interest in possibly blowing a UC car for something I didn't plan on writing a gig for anyways.
With all the fuck ups from the RMV lately, both unintentional and the intentional (forgery), I'm not worried about that. Besides, it will either lend credence to this being a regular car subject to being stopped, or it will teach those secret squirrel mofos to give us a heads up they are in our AO. Either way, I stand by my original statement. Disclaimer: I'm a salty vet and hair bag of 21 years, and I don't give a fuck if I get called in to stand tall for doing that.
 
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