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bstoner
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Re: 2014 Caprice ppv mod list

Post by bstoner » Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:54 pm

Candyvyorn_ wrote:
Wed Jun 01, 2022 1:39 am
Finally the appointment for the front window tint. Park anywhere and run inside and no one questions it cause they think it’s a officer or a security guards car. Works at every Costco guaranteed lol POV random lady upset I was in the fire lane.
Why would you do that? Are you trying to act like you are a LEO? Parking anywhere you want just pisses everyone off and you will either end up with a ticket or getting your car keyed. Also you make it more difficult for other LEO's whose public perception goes down because they think you are a LEO and abusing your "privilege" to do anything you want. Even when I drove a marked unit I never parked in the fire lane. You set the example for others. I use to tell the younger officers unless your car has "fire" written on it don't park in the fire lane! I also try to blend in when I am not working. Last thing I want to do is have someone identify me while I am out with my family. If you are a wanna be LEO then apply for a LE job, go to the academy, and make a difference helping society. If you are a LEO then blend in. Don't make yourself a target. Don't draw unwanted attention that is going to get you shot or killed someday. I don't mean to sound like a dick but you got to think how your actions affect others.
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Re: 2014 Caprice ppv mod list

Post by Mooseman » Thu Jun 02, 2022 3:35 pm

I also have to agree there with one exception. I parked in fire lanes or anywhere safe IF it was an emergency call. If it was a routine call, yeah, I parked it in a proper spot.

You're just asking for trouble every which way with it.
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Re: 2014 Caprice ppv mod list

Post by Candyvyorn_ » Thu Jun 02, 2022 3:37 pm

Lmao waiting in the fire lane with five other cars to get your curbside delivery isn’t trying to be a wannabe leo or abusing anything. I get what you’re saying but that’s literally where you’re supposed to wait

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Re: 2014 Caprice ppv mod list

Post by Mooseman » Fri Jun 03, 2022 3:04 am

That's not what you said, you said "Park anywhere and run inside".
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Re: 2014 Caprice ppv mod list

Post by JoeR » Fri Jun 03, 2022 2:51 pm

bstoner wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:54 pm
Candyvyorn_ wrote:
Wed Jun 01, 2022 1:39 am
Finally the appointment for the front window tint. Park anywhere and run inside and no one questions it cause they think it’s a officer or a security guards car. Works at every Costco guaranteed lol POV random lady upset I was in the fire lane.
Why would you do that? Are you trying to act like you are a LEO? Parking anywhere you want just pisses everyone off and you will either end up with a ticket or getting your car keyed. Also you make it more difficult for other LEO's whose public perception goes down because they think you are a LEO and abusing your "privilege" to do anything you want. Even when I drove a marked unit I never parked in the fire lane. You set the example for others. I use to tell the younger officers unless your car has "fire" written on it don't park in the fire lane! I also try to blend in when I am not working. Last thing I want to do is have someone identify me while I am out with my family. If you are a wanna be LEO then apply for a LE job, go to the academy, and make a difference helping society. If you are a LEO then blend in. Don't make yourself a target. Don't draw unwanted attention that is going to get you shot or killed someday. I don't mean to sound like a dick but you got to think how your actions affect others.
Great post, and definitely relevant on this forum for a bunch of reasons, so thanks for doing it. The following comments are no reflection on the original post. I think they just bear repeating. There's no shortage of folks that think along those lines. As soon as I brought my Caprice home a neighbor asked if I was going to add anything to it so I looked like a cop going down the road. My first thought was "Hell no!" I would never want to bring any attention to myself, either positive or negative. I want to fly below the radar. Invisibility beats high visibility every day of the week.
It's a particularly tough time to be a LEO right now. They have an incredible amount of scrutiny (some deserved, most not) from a society that spends all day looking for a reason to be offended. I don't want anyone looking at me that way, and I certainly don't want my behavior being pinned on them.

From a selfish point of view, in today's environment you're way more likely to have your parked car vandalized if someone thinks it's a cop car than a private vehicle. Even if I was a cop I wouldn't want my personal vehicle to remind anyone of one.

My 2 cents (actual street value)
Joe

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Re: 2014 Caprice ppv mod list

Post by JoeR » Fri Jun 03, 2022 2:59 pm

Candyvyorn_ wrote:
Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:46 pm
No yea it’s illegal. But in Arizona everyone does it. The cops only ticket for that if they’re fishing for something or you’re driving bad. I didn’t have my tint on for even three hours and a cop made a u-turn from opposite traffic and tried to pull me over leaving Costco. Luckily right hand exits come at you really fast fast.
I'm going to have to make a decision on this one myself. All my side windows are tinted, and the front ones are not legal. While a LEO can get away with that, I couldn't. I like having a tint on them, but these are too dark to pass inspection.
Joe

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