Nobody wants to find themselves sitting in a police car. That is, of course, unless they own that police car. But believe it or not, that is a possibility for the average driver.
When police agencies upgrade to new cruisers, they don't just ditch their old ones on the side of the highway. Instead, they sell them to places like Copcarsonline, where for 24 years, Florida-based Jon Woodhouse has been refurbishing and selling former law-enforcement vehicles.
Most of Woodhouse's buyers are smaller p...
by Benjamin Preston
Let's say you've spent a couple decades busting drunk drivers, chasing robbers or sending wise guys to prison. Finding something to do after you retire that doesn't bore you to death can be tricky. In New York City, there is one pastime that allows some former officers of the country's largest police force to stay engaged with department while they learn about a specific part of NYPD history: restoring old cop cars.
I met a group of mostly retired NYPD police officers recent...
Like anyone interested in purchasing any vintage car, there are decisions to be made and things to be considered. Let’s look at a few of them rationally and simply one at a time, ones that I personally consider of great importance. I’m only addressing a few irrefutable facts. You can make you...
It's the common reaction to the vehicle driven by 30-year-veteran Officer Jim Ritter. By his count, the Plymouth has caused at least three fender-benders.
"People will stop their cars and run across three lanes of traffic ...
NEW SERIES NZ Dectectives
Who are the tenacious detectives solving New Zealand's most serious crimes?
This three part documentary series gives viewers a privileged glimpse into the gritty world of the Detectives of the CIB - The Criminal Investigation Branch of the NZ Police.
Handpicked and highly trained, the Detectives target killers, rapists, robbers and crooks and deliver them to justice.
NZ Detectives asks: who are the unheralded investigators responsible for cracking our most baffl...
What was briefly a brothel is now a celebration of law enforcement.
The International Police Museum in Dannevirke opened yesterday.
Former Hamilton Senior Sergeant Bruce Lyon and wife Maureen converted the high-profile building on Dannevirke's main street into a museum and bed-and-breakfast after Mr Lyon ended 36 years in the police with a sudden career switch.
The collection includes teddy bears, badges, a range of model police vehicles and caps from Poland, Germany, South Africa, Arge...
In 1968 the first of the grey Police cars arrive and the Police vehicles remained grey , with a single red flashing light until 1978, when the new style patrol cars rolled out with the dual blue flashing lights.
The blue flashing lights was a departure from the conventional emergency vehicles in that Police cars do not have sirens.
It was important, therefore, for police cars to be able to be visually seen in heavy traffic and not to be confused with numerous brake & indicator flashing lights...
A former police officer is breathing new life into a former Hawkes Bay brothel.
Dannevirke's historic Public Trust building, which gained notoriety during a spell as the brothel Promiscuous Girlz last year, has been sold to the Waikato ex-policeman who plans to turn it into an international police museum.
Dannevirk has an 'International Police Museum' that is due to open in early 2010. This contains police memorabilia from around the world, including several police vehicles.
What: Museum Lodge, Dannevirke
Where: 133 High Street, Dannevirke 4930, New Zealand.
More details soon.