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I was told to drive my cop car more????

For the last 12 years I have for the most part drive my cop motorcycle home. Friday my Sergeant told me I needed to put more mile on my car. I am thinking, that I have saved money for riding my bike. They cry about the budget and I am saving the city money on gas. Just do not understand, some of the thinking.
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Convoluted thinking at best.

Maybe they think they get more "deterrent value" out of having more cages on the road? ...even though you are not on duty?

I know in my city (Tucson) when I spot a cop bike I take it REAL easy - they write LOTS of tickets... their main misssion is traffic enforcement.

No nonsense guys.

Kind of reminds me of my dear ol' dad long since departed: A career J. Edgar Hoover FBI agent.


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post #3 of 11 Old Feb 4th, 2006, 9:01 pm
 
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Question taking the car home

Could be they are trying to get miles on the car so they can get it out of service and get a new one. It doesnt really matter what year our vehicles are if they dont have the miles on them or are unservicable the stay on the line.
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Here's the deal. If you don't put miles on it they'll think you don't need it and take it away from your unit. Your sarge does not want to lose a piece of equipment he might need some day. That being said, what a great department that you have two vehicles assigned. When I was forced into a car due to weather or my motor being in the shop, I got a spare from the motor pool with no hub caps, running of 3 cylinders and chicken bones and french fries under the seat.

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You guys suck. I was trying to get some sympathy here. Yes, old car, yes Lt does not want to lose the car etc.............. Suck suck suck
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John,

In Georgia they have a (DOAS State Govt. Vehicles) rule that states you must put 14K miles annually to justify the vehicle.

This rule is, I'm sure, common among municipalities.
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I am pretty sure in the last 12 years I have not put 14K on my car, just why now??. I rather just turn in my car. Heck I do not no know where I parked it.
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For the last 12 years I have for the most part drive my cop motorcycle home. Friday my Sergeant told me I needed to put more mile on my car. I am thinking, that I have saved money for riding my bike. They cry about the budget and I am saving the city money on gas. Just do not understand, some of the thinking.
John,

I find this very disturbing. I hope you do not have to cage it, as the time spent inside those things (cages) is part of the reason a majority public mentally unstable . Personally I would not be able to sit inside a cage even if my job depended on it. Do what you have to, but avoid , caged confinement at all costs. Inhumane in my opinion.
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I think I need to go talk to somebody. I feel light headed.
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Just take the cage home over the weekend. Park it. Jack up the drive wheels, start it, put it in gear and let the miles go up. Return it and ride the bike.

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Maybe Sarge just doesn't think you're that good of a rider anymore.

But really... Maybe there are things that you just don't need to know, or question. I know that's not easy to hear or accept. But isn't that part of the gig?
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