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Old August 2nd, 2010, 01:52 AM   #41
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Moscow.

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Ford Focus.





Mercedes ML-350 and E-350



Mercedes E-350



Toyota Land Cruiser 100



Other models:

Mercedes E-350







Mercedes ML-350



Ford Mondeo and Focus





Ford Crown Victoria.





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Old August 2nd, 2010, 10:27 AM   #42
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It's the same in Bulgaria. The police force in the whole Eastern Block was called Militia. Later, as the democratic changes started the Militia was transformed into Police (Милиция-> Полиция in Bulgarian).
In Hungary police has the very same name as in the communist ages: Rendőrség. However it is not a word of slavic origin and has nothing to di with militzia or politzia. Literally it means "guards of order".
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 10:29 AM   #43
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To me, "militia" sounds more like some rebellion or guerilla group that operates outside of the law.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 03:29 PM   #44
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To me, "militia" sounds more like some rebellion or guerilla group that operates outside of the law.
The United States also tends to avoid as much as possible the association of the military with law enforcement, except on military bases and in the enforcement of military law and whatnot. We have no "Gendarmerie" and we probably never will, local and state police do just fine.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 04:38 PM   #45
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In Poland, undercover police cars on highways and expressways are quite popular.

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Old August 2nd, 2010, 05:37 PM   #46
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And also:



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Ignore the bus.

Most of the highway patrols here are undercover middle-class cars (Vectra, Passat, Mondeo, Insignia, etc) with stronger engines. I remember a story of a German woman driving her Porsche over 200km/h on A4 close to Katowice. When police got her in Vectra with no problem, she was amazed and suprised that polish police has cars that can actually get her.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 05:56 PM   #47
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Ignore the bus.

Most of the highway patrols here are undercover middle-class cars (Vectra, Passat, Mondeo, Insignia, etc) with stronger engines. I remember a story of a German woman driving her Porsche over 200km/h on A4 close to Katowice. When police got her in Vectra with no problem, she was amazed and suprised that polish police has cars that can actually get her.
And she was in a Porsche? Those things are supposed to do 180mph no sweat... 200km/hr is about 160mph.

American police cars are nearly always one of three types of cars: Ford Crown Victoria (stands out like a sore thumb, almost exclusively used as a police car), Chevrolet Impala (more subtle, used very often as a civilian car, less often as a police car) and Dodge Charger - mostly looks like a police car if it's gray or black - if it's got steel wheels it's obviously a police car, but I've seen a Dodge Charger used as an unmarked police car that was bright red, which would normally indicate that it's not a police car. (It didn't have local government license plates either...)
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 06:03 PM   #48
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And she was in a Porsche? Those things are supposed to do 180mph no sweat... 200km/hr is about 160mph.
Eh, no, 200 km/h is around 120 mph. 180 mph = 290 km/h.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 06:06 PM   #49
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 06:07 PM   #50
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Eh, no, 200 km/h is around 120 mph. 180 mph = 290 km/h.
I knew that. But only because I didn't bother to actually do the mental calculations based on my knowledge that 60mph = appx 100 km/hr.
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In Hungary police has the very same name as in the communist ages: Rendőrség. However it is not a word of slavic origin and has nothing to di with militzia or politzia. Literally it means "guards of order".
"Rend" comes from Slavic word for order "red"/"ręd".
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"Rend" comes from Slavic word for order "red"/"ręd".
Wow, I can always learn something :-) Thanks :-)
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 02:54 PM   #53
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Latvia:
Volvo S40

VW Passat

Some older cars like Opel Vectra can be still found in countryside

Renault Megane

Hyundai Sonata

Undercover Subaru Impreza

An older BMW.


There are also used Hyundai Santa Fe's, some new BMW's, some Chevrolets, Fodr Transit's and Ford Mondeo's but i couldnt find a picture.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 04:22 PM   #54
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 06:00 PM   #55
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The United States also tends to avoid as much as possible the association of the military with law enforcement, except on military bases and in the enforcement of military law and whatnot. We have no "Gendarmerie" and we probably never will, local and state police do just fine.
You forgot about the US Coast Guards.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 07:18 PM   #56
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You forgot about the US Coast Guards.
They're only on the coasts though.

Plus it was only recently that I learned they were a military organization.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 06:18 AM   #57
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wow..these are all nice sights and sounds...
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Old August 12th, 2010, 11:36 PM   #58
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Old August 13th, 2010, 12:45 AM   #59
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Another one of the Belgian highway patrol

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Old August 13th, 2010, 02:07 AM   #60
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American police car paint jobs vary wildly, but generally three cars are used.
Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, body on frame, rear drive - THE American police car. Fast, but not very fast, with mediocre handling - but VERY reliable. Tough as nails. If you see a police car, it's very likely to be a Crown Vic.
Design introduced 1998.
Man, when I see this on the highway my heart jumps when I know I'm speeding. They just look mean.

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2011 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor - unibody, front or all wheel drive.
Not that I'd ever want to see this in my rear view mirror but this car looks bad ass.
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