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Lets see.. I can get a MSP badge and patch on ebay, uniform is a sinch..... now a cruiser... the white lettering is cake... now, If I can only get my hands on state seals for the doors.. And I recall someone saw a T plate for sale, so who's to say you just don't wait it out and find a MSP plate...

Boy, It's scary what you can "Buy" these days....

Legislation is needed...
 

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Purchasing used police cars is not uncommon....I don’t quite know why anyone would want one, especially if they saw the abuse many of them take....but again this isn’t that unusual.
 

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The only thing that annoys me about these cruiser re-sales is that the lazy pricks never repaint them into one solid color. Everytime I've seen an old MSP marked cruiser on the road, it is still decked out in the two-tone blue. For Christ sakes, slap some paint on it before you sell it to Joe Public. I used to see an old 87 Ford cruising up and down Rte 95. I think everyone on the Mid Shift pulled him over at least twice. A couple times we got calls from concerned citizens about the paint job. He wasn't playing blue light bandit, but I told him to repaint it when he got the chance.

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Guinness2429 said:
He wasn't playing blue light bandit, but I told him to repaint it when he got the chance.

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I understand the concern here... my question is if that could be enforced? Could he get in trouble for not painting it??

Just curious... thanks!

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At the time Joe Public was cruising around in the ex-bluebird, we all went looking for what the applicable law was regarding re-painting marked cruisers. I forget exactly what we found, but basically the selling agency is responsible for removing all the law enforcement do-dads from the vehicle before re-sale. So, if the agency didn't remove the distinctive paint job, it wasn't the buyer's fault or responsibility. That's my best memory of the incident. It could have changed since then or we just were searching in the wrong place at the time. Sorry for the wishy-washy answer.

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Guinness2429 said:
At the time Joe Public was cruising around in the ex-bluebird, we all went looking for what the applicable law was regarding re-painting marked cruisers. I forget exactly what we found, but basically the selling agency is responsible for removing all the law enforcement do-dads from the vehicle before re-sale. So, if the agency didn't remove the distinctive paint job, it wasn't the buyer's fault or responsibility. That's my best memory of the incident. It could have changed since then or we just were searching in the wrong place at the time. Sorry for the wishy-washy answer.

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No problem Guinness... I understand the gist of what you are saying... thanks! :)
 

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Ch 266 92A says that whoever (other than the commonwealth or it's political subdivisions) sells a marked bluebird to an end user without first painting the exterior a solid color shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $500. No real consequences there.
 

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Ch 266 92A says that whoever (other than the commonwealth or it's political subdivisions) sells a marked bluebird to an end user without first painting the exterior a solid color shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $500. No real consequences there.
They probably figure it will cost more to paint!
 

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I see the old ones with the decals ripped off all the time, is that what the law is talking about, that the paint needs to be changed also? There will be so many sad yahoos out there when that gets out :(
 
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