08/30/11 35 W, 1 I - + 5 - 10 Raleigh Police Truck

Saw this this weekend. The officer driving said it pulls their horse trailer. And that the police department has exactly one such truck. Nice looking.

Nice truck. they should get more.
charlie - 08/30/11 - 08:22

How does RPD justify custom paint jobs for all their street vehicles, but RFD cannot? RFD doesn’t have any staff/utility vehicles painted/striped in the same way the rigs are. (Think LAFD and NYFD).

Almost all law enforcement agencies have gone to a solid color with a striping package, but not RPD. Any idea how much a custom paint job on a Crown Vic costs? Is anyone really a “fan” of that blue?

Just sayin….
harkey - 08/30/11 - 09:41

I like the custom paint themes that RPD uses. To me, it is more tradional and there is no confusion as which PD it is. Much of the PDs in the county are so similar, it is hard to tell which is which until you get right up on the vehicle.
BC - 08/30/11 - 17:04

BC I agree i like the tradition of RPD, so many others across the nation still do the ole black and white, blue and white! NYPD, LAPD just to name big dept. But lets not forget SHP even though changed colors top and bottom might buy it solid but strip it up to carry that look! It might not be a custom paint job it!RFD I am sure got a deal on the pick ups at KTC!
Jason Lane - 08/30/11 - 22:30

And for those that didn’t know. That is RPD blue and they have it copyrighted for a lack of a better word. It is their color and others must ask permission to use it.
Mike - 08/30/11 - 23:38

If RPD has it copyrighted, they must have given Big City towing permission cause they have the same color and paint scheme on their tow truck. The only thing that truck is missing is the RPD badge on the side.
10-51 - 08/30/11 - 23:53

Any talk about the next fleet vehicle for RPD? The Ford Crown Victoria is in its last production year.
PW - 08/31/11 - 18:56

Chevy has come out with a new Caprice. That is an option
Marcus - 09/01/11 - 02:05

Let me re-phrase, I could see that as an option. Not saying it is actually an option for them.
Marcus - 09/01/11 - 02:07

Ford is offering a “Police Intercepter” next year in both a SUV and sedan. It is supposed to have “ special Police Drivetrain, Police suspension, Efficient but powerful motor and Level III Balastic proof doors.
Galax,VA - 09/01/11 - 18:13

The department doesn’t know yet what the next vehicle will be. I believe they’re getting a few of each for testing purposes, but they just bought a bunch of Crown Vics to keep them going for a few more years, and put off the decision as long as possible. Does anyone know more about “copyrighting” the color scheme? I’ve never heard such a thing…
rfburns - 09/09/11 - 21:57

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