A. Hammerand

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  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    10 years 4 months ago
    west chicago illinois crown vic 7
    Ty, it's just one of west chicago's older police cars that had the lenses changed from red and blue to amber for non-sworn personnel to use it.
  • Ty (Private)
    10 years 4 months ago
    west chicago illinois crown vic 7
    more than likely someone bought an old police car and they changed the lightbar so they were not breaking the law because you can't have red or blue lights facing forward but you can have them facing the rear in most states some only alow you to have red facing the rear and by the looks they changed them all to red except for the on the drivers side which the pry can't find a replacement lens for it. but it could be a police vehicle still being that the decals are still on it but there are not to many states saying you can't have police decals on your car
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 3 months ago
    bradley illinois impala
    I read on this site and you probably know this that the Impala SS 94-96 cost twice as much as the Caprice 9c1.
    I think though they would have look really cool as Police cars.
    Now you mentioned driving one as a personal car the shifter on the floor right? Instead of stearing column?
    The interiors like vinal to right and really mussel car looking? Im guessing the Interior would be the main reason they were twice as much because I know the only major diffrence on the out side is obviously the grill and Impala logo.
    Did Chevy have more then one engin for the 94-96Caprice/94-96 Impala SS?
  • JW (Private)
    11 years 6 months ago
    west chicago illinois crown vic 7
    The rest of the West Chicago P.D. cars I have seen have red / blue lightbars. Maybe this car is driven by explorers or something and used for traffic control.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 6 months ago
    west chicago illinois crown vic 7
    What's with the amber light bar ?
  • trooper52 (Private)
    11 years 8 months ago
    chicago illinois crown vic
    I would say by the clothes the people in the background are wearing that this picture was taken in the winter. Mr. Anonymous why don't you come to nothern Illinois in the winter and tell if you are able to keep your car clean.
  • ppd194 (Private)
    11 years 8 months ago
    chicago illinois crown vic
    amen greg couldn't have been put better, some people think that all any officer has to do all day is drive around and wash there unit, they dont realy know what police work involves. they see cops afew times and think that we spend half the day setting around doing nothing....
  • Greg (Private)
    11 years 8 months ago
    chicago illinois crown vic
    Lack of care? Why, because it's dirty and has no wheelcovers? Do you know anything about the 1998 Fords? They came with full-size wheel covers that tended to fly off like steel Frisbees in traffic after about the first two weeks. They were removed by the department for safety reasons and subsequent vehicles were ordered with center hub caps.

    And the next time you call 911 because you need the police, will it really matter if the squad car that arrives to save your ass is dirty or should they stop and get their car washed before they go to help you?

    Greg
    CPD and
    copcar dot com
  • roo676 (Private)
    11 years 8 months ago
    chicago illinois crown vic
    yeah the nerve of those people not being able to maintain all those hundreds of cars too your undying standards,,,,, some people need to get a clue !
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 years 8 months ago
    chicago illinois crown vic
    I real lack of care on this departments part :(
  • Josh (Private)
    11 years 9 months ago
    IL - Plano Police
    Hi i just wanted to tell you this car is from Plano Illinois. Thanks!!


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    Dave
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 1 month ago
    west chicago illinois crown vic 6
    yes, but I don't think it allows that.
  • Mike (Private)
    12 years 1 month ago
    west chicago illinois crown vic 6
    Home rule lets a town/city make certain rules of their own.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 1 month ago
    west chicago illinois crown vic 6
    Wrong, Home Rule is not mentiuoned in 12-215 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
  • Mike (Private)
    12 years 1 month ago
    west chicago illinois crown vic 6
    Greg is correct, but in a "home-rule" city, CSOs can have red and blue. A good example of this is Wheaton PD. Their CSOs drive SUVs w/ red an blue. The car above had red and blue in the rear window too. W.C. just went "home rule", so I don't know if they will change it or not.
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    Amber lights might also be a way for a smaller department to "police" their own CSOs and preventing them from biting off a little more than they can chew. It's been my experience that many (NOT ALL) CSOs are younger males under age 25 with a fixation on being the police. To them, being a CSO is like the ultimate wannabe gig until they get hired as a sworn PO. They yellow lights on the cars will just naturally keep them in check and help avoid potential problems with impersonating.

    Just my thoughts on the subject.

    Greg
    copcar dot com