Tuesday, April 22, 2014

WHAT The Heck Were They Thinkin'??


Seriously Ugly ~ New Greece Police Vehicle Unveiled ... Fuzzy dice NOT included!



SCATS ~~ Not only is this vehicle UGLY, but we began replacing police cars only 18 months ago (Nov. 2012) under Baxter. WHY DO WE NEED NEW CARS AGAIN SO SOON??

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

What did I tell you! Another Retro move by the Penguin.
All that's missing is the bulls eye and his name on the side of the care
Maybe they plan on selling commercial space on that bill board on wheels. It would conform with the Towns sign ordanance. Also a great place for political signs.
It's beyond ugly but I guess it fits the mentality that runs this town.

Anonymous said...

At a time when most area police cars are going to one color cars, Greece again proves to the world that our leadership is out if touch with reality, Gates went to solid all dark blue. Irondequoit, and the the Sheriffs both went to black We went to TAXI CABS What a sick joke.

SCATS said...

To 9:41AM ~~ LMAO @ "taxi cabs"!! I think they almost look like an old fashioned ambulance or hearse ...

SCATS said...

BTW, does ANYONE know the "justification" for getting new cars only 18 mo. after Baxter started replacing the older fleet?

Anonymous said...

For the record, this is the exact paint scheme that PaPa Phelan introduced when he was PSC and returned from a trip to Los Angeles to visit their Pd. That 1 Adam 12 look that was employed by them. ME CHIEF must remember or Daddy suggested it. All that's missing is SERVE, PROTECT AND GUIDE. surrounding the town logo. Someone new, something old! This was one of the changes that resulted from the fateful trip to the coast. Others included ridiculous Uniform changes such as the infamous "usher or bell hop" red stipe on the trousers . And let's not forget the new " bus driver" hats with the six inch peaks that made it impossible for the cops to get or out of the cars without knocking them off on the door overhead. I still remember seeing more than one hat blowing down Ridge Rd followed closely by the cop who had it blow off in the wind while on a traffic detail.
Since the cops today don't wear hats, that probably won't happen .

Anonymous said...

I don't think there is any justification other than Reilich wants black and white Police Cars. I personally don't dislike the design but I do dislike the fact there will be 2 or 3 different designed Police cars in the Town for a while.

Anonymous said...

batmobile

Anonymous said...

11:05. Why does that bother you? Maybe because you must remain more alert behind the wheel of your car. If that's the case, it has a positive effect.

SCATS said...

To 1:41PM ~~ Personally, I think it will be confusing to anyone who NEEDS to find a cop ASAP.

Anonymous said...

To 1:41, it just bothers me because I like uniformity. I'm "alert" when I drive, and I also follow the rules of the road.

Anonymous said...

Most people are not alert as they drive with a phone in their hand up to their ear. No one signals to change lanes. People don't stop before they turn right on red. No one follows the speed limit for school areas. But what are the chances of a cop stopping anyone for any of these unless it is a sting for DUI or running radar. Chances are we all get away with this even if we can see the cop car. There are not enough cops to catch all of us so most of us take our chances.

SCATS said...

To 3:07PM ~~ In reality, the cops in Greece will not stop you unless you are either driving like a maniac (even then you might not get stopped based upon my experiences) or you encounter an officer who is actually on a traffic enforcement detail.

Anonymous said...

Given that GPD cars have a high attrition rate from crashes, and Union contract limits mileage along with the Civil Service Department "mechanic" Greece probably replaces 1 car per month.

Add in the Supervisor's hobby, and we should consider ourselves lucky we went back to black & white, the traditional colors rather than 1930 Chicago green.

Anonymous said...

3:35 None of your comments are supported by fact. The truth of the matter is that those cars are out of warrantee after about 3 months of 24-7 use. Within one year they could log 100K miles. While they are maintained by the mechanic, they are just plain worn out structurally. Metal fatigue and under carriage stress make them less than safe. This not only effects officer safety but the general public as well as they are not totally safe and subject to unforeseen mechanical and structural defects. As a rule, most departments contracts or not replace these cars when they reach that bench mark.

Anonymous said...

Back to the 80's. What else is new in this town? We are always going backwards instead of moving forward. And doesn't Reilich have better things to work on instead of a police logo? Why is that a priority????? His head is up his......

Anonymous said...

Actually, back to the 70's is more like it. He, Relic was still in high school at Arcadia I believe.

Anonymous said...

The new police cars look awesome!

Anonymous said...

One of King Billy's priorities has to be keeping people from asking WHY the Assessor caved to the Atkin estate and lowered the assessment on the ship yard to 1 Dollar.

Must be Leo's super computer didn't catch the price on the sale of the front lot and buyback a couple years back.

Anonymous said...

4:07, GPD HAD a mechanic until Tommy retired.

Today, GPD has a Civil Servant

100k miles in 3 months is pure BS on that fleet.

Biggest problem with the bowties was cops who couldn't drive them.

Anonymous said...

4:07 correct on one two and four. However read for content on three I said 100K in one year not 3 mo.

Anonymous said...

There are several reasons for the up tick in police car accident s of late. The biggest one, not only locally, but nation wide is the new technology loaded vehicles.
Rear end accidents involving police cars nationally, have been blamed on the installation of computer heads in the cars. officers are required to use these computers on a regular basis while in motion. This of course means they will not be looking ahead of them while accessing them causing a serious distraction. Add to that that all cars are equipped with cell phones and one can see the entire picture and the increased incidents of police car accident involvement.
The other big one. In my opinion is most officer lack of experience behind the wheel of a 300 plus HP rear wheel drive cars.
Our current officers were weaned on front wheel or AWD cars and no experience with RWD cars that handled much differently in certain situations than FWD vehicles.
Regarding are current crop of cops, it is important to remember that under Auburger's reign, he hired predominately officers from rural communities outside Monroe County whose driving experiences in most cases was limited to Pick up trucks and tractors. For some it may have been the first time they drove a passenger type vehicle.
The ladies that were hired only new FWD cars and were overwhelmed by the size, power and handling of a full sized Crown Vic, or more recently the Caprice.
All these factors no doubt were in some way responsible for more accidents involving GPD cars.

SCATS said...

To 6:57AM ~~ Don't they get training on how to drive like a cop??

Anonymous said...

I just went to google and searched "police car". The image results had mostly black & white cars. This implies that the black fenders/white doors is a common theme. I don't see how this is confusing. I think it's a little like red fire trucks. People know it's a fire truck right away.

Then again, we have both white and green fire trucks in this town.

SCATS said...

To 11:47AM ~~ My comment about "confusion" related to the fact that anyone looking for a cop IN AN EMERGENCY has three DIFFERENT type cars/designs to be searching for, instead of just one.

Anonymous said...

Will the school district change their security cars that are disguised as police cars to black and white now?

Anonymous said...

Fric and Frac in that photo.