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Arizona DPS Cars

Post by Al_HikesAZ » Jul 24 2015 9:01 pm

Be careful out there. DPS has updated their "colors". I can't link the article from Arizona Capitol Times but their new cars have a different color pattern. Not that any of our HAZ members would push the limit on the way home. NaH!!!

OK confirmation from Arizona Daily Sun out of Flag
http://azdailysun.com/news/state-and-re ... f7409.html
A prototype of 90 new vehicles coming to the department is painted dark blue with copper lettering and accents, the Arizona Capitol Times reported (http://bit.ly/1CUunyE ).

These vehicles replace part of the white-and-blue-striped fleet and say "State Trooper" on the side.
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Re: Arizona DPS Cars

Post by joebartels » Jul 24 2015 9:04 pm

Hike Arizona it ROCKS!

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Re: Arizona DPS Cars

Post by Al_HikesAZ » Jul 24 2015 9:07 pm

Wow - they tell me I have to pay to access their site. You are amazing. I want to see what they look like in the rear view mirror. Before their flashing lights to on.
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Re: Arizona DPS Cars

Post by Dave1 » Jul 24 2015 9:59 pm

I don't think I would have chosen such a dark color to be driving around in all day, at least for this state :-k

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Post by Al_HikesAZ » Jul 24 2015 10:07 pm

Dave1 wrote:I don't think I would have chosen such a dark color to be driving around in all day, at least for this state :-k
They are thinking stealth. They are thinking that smart people will think these colors are stupid. AND THEN THEY NAIL YOU!! Sorry, I didn't get to be this old by being stupid and by not being "Situationally Aware"!!! and a little paranoid. :y:
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Re: Arizona DPS Cars

Post by azbackpackr » Jul 25 2015 4:20 am

I occasionally see unmarked DPS cars pulling people over. Saw one a couple days ago on 89 between Flag and Page. It was a dark color--it may even have been black. And like the ones depicted in the article, it had no light bar. That might be scary for some people if they are pulled over. If you are not aware there are unmarked cop cars and/or cop cars without light bars, how do you know it's actually a cop?

I agree regarding the heat factor also. That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the photos.
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Re: Arizona DPS Cars

Post by cactuscat » Jul 25 2015 7:16 am

Ugly!
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Re: Arizona DPS Cars

Post by Jim_H » Jul 25 2015 7:36 am

Reminds me of the New Mexico State Police cars. If stealth is what they are after, and I doubt that is it, they won't get it in that paint job. Light bar, or not.
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Re: Arizona DPS Cars

Post by The_N » Jul 25 2015 8:22 am

So they wanted to 'change their image' but instead of actually doing something good, they decided to spend more tax dollars on fancy new paint jobs?
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Re: Arizona DPS Cars

Post by SpiderLegs » Jul 25 2015 5:45 pm

Just saw one of these guys on the Loop 101. Shockingly enough they had someone pulled over.
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