Identifying certain models of Ford Explorers

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Identifying certain models of Ford Explorers

Post by Stew » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:48 pm

Washington State is quickly retiring it's Crown Victoria police interceptor fleet and replacing them with Ford Explorers. The marked ones are easy enough to spot but some of the undercover units can be trickier. So here is what I've noticed, just in case you need to flag down an undercover officer for, you know, roadside assistance or something.

Every police model Explorer I've seen, undercover or otherwise does not have the roof rack rails on them. So, if you see one without the roof rack rails slow down, err I mean that will be your local friendly officer able to assist you in your time of need.

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Re: Identifying certain models of Ford Explorers

Post by MikeB » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:51 pm

Thanks Stew. I'll pass that on to other safety conscious well meaning riders here in western WA.
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Re: Identifying certain models of Ford Explorers

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:13 pm

Here in Oklahoma, they have a penchant for the Dodge Magnum Chargers in full blackout mode.

all of the kids who are driving those same beasts of burden just help to keep the rest of the drivers on the road a "bit more cautious" :mrgreen:

right here in River City, USA the local gendarme has a full blackout mode Dodge Charger, yup, it used to belong to a guy who ran from the Chief of Police here a couple years ago, he shot the chief in the face.... the "road rage" that followed him saw to it that he never made it out of the county....

currently serving Life w/o Parole

the downside of that? the Chief of Police can't work any more, he never recovered enough to hold down any job... lost his home, everything, the Helping Hands account that was set up for him didn't last very long.

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Re: Identifying certain models of Ford Explorers

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:03 pm

Where I grew up, the police have decorated some of their cruisers as taxis - the number on top is the non-emergency police number:

Police taxi
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