This is an article out of Indiana regarding the Indiana State Police and their stance on the rise in roadway fatalities. I specifically liked the use of Indiana Department of Transportation Trucks as stealth vehicles for the purpose of stopping construction zone speeders. Col. Brierton, I hope somehow this article gets to your attention because Florida's roads are a total zoo not to the fault of FHP's rank and file. The people in Tallahassee are asleep at the wheel as usual.
http://heraldbulletin.com/local/x125487 ... -crackdown
FHP can barely pay their Troopers. They are one of the highest turnover rates in Florida to police and sheriffs due to pay and better all around. Yet you come on here and babble about marked or unmarked cares about the cars how about the people driving them.
However, if the public knows there are a lot of unmarked (not Fords or Chargers) rolling around, perhaps the chronic violators will calm down not knowing if that dirty old SUV is da man. Sure, having marked all over the place can be a deterent, but stealth is the only way to be "out there".
You are an idiot. I have stopped people in my various unmarked vehicles (cars, trucks and SUVs) for more than 20 years.
Listen here assbag, this is an OPEN FORUM. I selected a SPECIFIC topic and I put my thoughts down. That being said, NO one is arguing that the State of Florida does nothing to help FHP, particularly where salaries are concerned. I've said it many times and I'll say it again specifically for YOUR benefit, it makes me sick to see how FHP is so poorly regarded considering the monumental tasks they are charged with performing by statute. But, again I saw this particular article and I wondered aloud why FHP does not do more stealth operations and I thought other readers would enjoy another state's ideas on this same topic. Does every damn topic on this forum have to be concerning the poor pay and turnover for FHP? Yeah, I didn't think so either jerk. My God man, why don't you take some anger management courses?
I've driven a marked patrol car my entire 24 year career. I've never had any problem getting activity. If I don't catch every violator out there cause I'm in a marked unit, who cares? When I go home, I won't catch them either. Unmarked patrol cars are and should be a low priority given all the problems Troopers are facing these days. Hell, I'd be tickled to death to just get a new car. At least I'm not a Lieutenant driving some used DOT patrol car with worn out seat springs and axle grease stains from some former fat-ass driving it. The men in gold don't want to hear your slick-top or unmarked patrol car complaints.
I drove marked patrol cars for 25 years and never had an issue getting activity either. In fact I routinely beat troopers who had unmarked cars in activity.
Sounds like this is just another trooper crying about something that does not matter nor enhances public safety.
Well, FHP is not going to "wake up and smell the coffee" anytime soon. In the years that I Worked for FHP, and the years I've read/known about FHP, things didnt change, and they are not going to change (at least for now) when it comes to some of the basic things people complaint about (pay, benefits, marked vs unmarked, SOAR, etc.). Whether or not the Colonel means well, he is still "TOLD" what to do by the director of DHSMV and the Gov.
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