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Fromcville

Mcgaheysville, VA

#1 Feb 23, 2012
Thats cool. I think CPD has had the same van for 2 years.
CvilleGordo

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Feb 23, 2012
Great idea. Makes it easier for them to sneak up on human resource departments to serve wage garnishment papers.
Ernest T

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Feb 23, 2012
I'm surprised the county doesn't privatise serving papers. But I guess it could be kind of dangerous sometimes.
History Lesson

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Feb 23, 2012
Ernie, there's already a number of civilians/individuals serving papers in this area. Especially for the plaintiffs wanting a more personalized service of some type. For example, the defendants that are hard to locate, the defendants that are hard to catch in person. It's pretty good money out there to be made too.
History Lesson

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Feb 23, 2012
Going to all black troll cars? Well, nothing looks better. But Chip had better bring a few trustees over every day to keep 'em washed and waxed. While I always kept my troll cars washed and clean, I would never devote my time to keeping a black car waxed and looking good.:)
CvilleGordo

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Feb 24, 2012
I'm just jealous. I want a black one too.
Budget question

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Feb 24, 2012
And how much extra money is it to get a black police package car than say a white one? If its the same price, then fine. Otherwise, its showboating. Why do they need "police package" cars anyway? I thought they were committed to adding more Hondas to keep the lefties happy?

Didn't the former sheriff change the color of the uniforms a couple of times during his administration costing the taxpayers a lot of money? The sheriff is for serving papers and securing the courts. The police do the rest. Duplication of services.
Whatever

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Feb 24, 2012
Budget question, you need some information. Only the sheriff's department can serve some papers and process, the cops cannot. The county sheriff also participates in DMV grants ( Radar, roadblocks, highway safety programs, etc...) They also go out and arrest people for violation of court orders. They just don't sit in court. Sorry your money is being waisted!

Since: Apr 11

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#10 Feb 24, 2012
easier to identify is bs, all black cars will be less obvious . why don't albemarle and c'ville get some fuel efficient cars? do they really need the big motor gas guzzlers?
Budget Question

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Feb 24, 2012
I understand the role of the sheriff vs. the police. Running radar and highway safety programs is a responsibility of the ACPD, is it not? Not saying that the sheriff CAN'T do it, but it is duplication of services. Is it money well-spent? I think our sheriff and his deputies do a great job so this isn't an attack on them, just a budgetary concern.
Inquiring Mind

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Feb 24, 2012
Why do they call police cars "cruisers"? Why do the news media always refer to them in broadcasts as "VEE-hickles"? Normal people call them "cars" or "vans", two nice descriptive nouns.

There's a reason why nobody else in Virginia paints these things black - it gets hot in Virginia during the summer (no, really!). An all-black car vs. an all-white car left out in the sun will heat to 40 degrees hotter.
repeat offender

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Feb 24, 2012
GET ON THE GROUND!!!
History Lesson

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Feb 24, 2012
Budget Question wrote:
I understand the role of the sheriff vs. the police. Running radar and highway safety programs is a responsibility of the ACPD, is it not? Not saying that the sheriff CAN'T do it, but it is duplication of services. Is it money well-spent? I think our sheriff and his deputies do a great job so this isn't an attack on them, just a budgetary concern.
What you really need to be concerned with is why the Board of Supervisors gave birth to the multi-million police department in the first place. When there was nothing wrong with the Sheriff's Office. It was a power play, they couldn't twist and mold Sheriff Bailey around their little finger like they wanted to.

The Sheriff's Office did it all under George Bailey. And they knew how to deal with and talk to people with dignity and respect. A deputy could go to a house, talk to somebody for a few minutes, and then bring them in on an outstanding warrant. Nowadays a dozen officers have to go and surround the suspect in para-military style scaring the person and family to death. It takes anywhere from 3 to 6 cars on a traffic stop, scaring people to death. I could go on fror two hours, but I think you get the point. The multi-million dollar police department was not an improvement and it is a budgetary concern.
History Lesson

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Feb 24, 2012
Inquiring Mind wrote:
Why do they call police cars "cruisers"? Why do the news media always refer to them in broadcasts as "VEE-hickles"? Normal people call them "cars" or "vans", two nice descriptive nouns.
There's a reason why nobody else in Virginia paints these things black - it gets hot in Virginia during the summer (no, really!). An all-black car vs. an all-white car left out in the sun will heat to 40 degrees hotter.
I and some old timers call them troll cars.:)

Back in the early 70s, the Albemarle Sheriff's Office bought rainbow fleets. They had black, white, pale yellow, light blue, dark green, etc.... The solid white cars came to be when the police department was hatched and born in Albemarle in the early 80s.

Other people do use black in Virginia as well. Even the Charlottesville Police now have black cars... with white doors.
History Lesson

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Feb 24, 2012
reality rob wrote:
... why don't albemarle and c'ville get some fuel efficient cars? do they really need the big motor gas guzzlers?
They need the big motor gas guzzlers cause they ARE so much fun. The fastest I have ever been in my life was in an Albemarle County Sheriff's Office 1973 Plymouth Gran Fury with the 440 V-8. They would do 150 to 160 mph right off the transport truck. We were doing 156 mph on I-64 going to a murder-suicide in Crozet one night.

The exhaust was so loud on them that we would back up to the front doors of Lowes (on 250 east), rev up the engine, and set off the motion detector alarm just to tease and annoy whatever dispatcher was on duty.

Who wants a 4 cylinder cracker box when the tax payers are footing the gas bill anyway?
Budget Question

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Feb 24, 2012
ahhhh. Living in the old days still.....

I believe the county wanted a professional law enforcement agency and CONTROL over that law enforcement agency. You don't get that with a sheriff's department. Many times you get a sheriff that is a good ole' local boy as opposed to someone who is really qualified for the job.(and this is no reference to our current sheriff, mind you.)

Just go online and look up the Virginia sheriffs who are or have been under indictment and compare that to police chiefs.
CvilleGordo

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Feb 24, 2012
History Lesson wrote:
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They need the big motor gas guzzlers cause they ARE so much fun. The fastest I have ever been in my life was in an Albemarle County Sheriff's Office 1973 Plymouth Gran Fury with the 440 V-8. They would do 150 to 160 mph right off the transport truck. We were doing 156 mph on I-64 going to a murder-suicide in Crozet one night.
The exhaust was so loud on them that we would back up to the front doors of Lowes (on 250 east), rev up the engine, and set off the motion detector alarm just to tease and annoy whatever dispatcher was on duty.
Who wants a 4 cylinder **** box when the tax payers are footing the gas bill anyway?
Something tells me you have a few old well-broken-in 5-cell maglites in your garage.
Ernest T

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Feb 24, 2012
What have have here, is a failure to communicate. We have a bunch of middle aged white guys unwilling to concede that almost every service provided in this cow town are duplicitous. 4 different PD's, 5 including the rent a cops at UVA. Volunteer and professional fire departments, ridiculous, volunteer and professional rescue squads, insane, and a city and county government that never see eye to eye except when there's money to be made under the table. All in an area no bigger than a good sized farm. Tax payers are getting robbed by egotistical fat white guys looking out for their own identities which they will never find. The amount of duplicity is staggering and redundancy is staggering. If you ran a business like this it would fail before it started. The only reason this continues is the high handed laws of government sponsored thievery called taxes. Taxes are a necessary evil to be sure but not when it contributes to swelling the male ego.
Toy Box Command

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Feb 24, 2012
CvilleGordo wrote:
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Something tells me you have a few old well-broken-in 5-cell maglites in your garage.
What would surprise you even more is the amount of uniforms and other gear I have accumalated over the years. When I joined the department we had to buy our own clothing and gear. Everything!!! The city gave us $50 every 6 months to equip ourselves with everything we needed....$100 a year. I bought shirts out of my own pocket. I bought pants out of my own pocket. My first gun and duty belt, I had to buy it. I even bought badges with my own money. I kept all of it, none of it never belonged to the city. I didn't turn any of it in when I left the department. I even bought 500 patches one time, because every time I bought a new shirt with my own money I couldn't get more patches through the department to me to put on them.

These new rookies have no clue how lucky they are to have everything they need handed to them on a silver platter.
History Lesson

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Feb 24, 2012
CvilleGordo wrote:
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Something tells me you have a few old well-broken-in 5-cell maglites in your garage.
No, but I have a couple of vintage nightsticks that were used to crack heads at the old Spectrum East on Pantops Mountain. Wasn't any such thing as having 6 or 7 cars showing up as backup back then, you might be lucky to have 2 or 3 men working the shift. When a large fight broke out, it had to be handled quickly before anybody got seriously hurt.

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