AbsumZer0 wrote:Are there a lot of police departments in the U.S. that issue Saleen Mustangs as cruisers? Police officers usually don't take law enforcement impersonation lightly. I mean, I'm sure the decorations would be a dead-giveaway anyhow but if you're trying to blend in it would seem about as sensible as painting flames on your big-rig.
It all depends on the police department in a given city. Some of the smaller towns allow an officer, especially a traffic officer, the ability to buy their own car, have everything added to it that they need and then the officer is reimbursed the cost. I know an officer that did this with a Camaro a few years back. There is another officer that did this with a Trans Am and it looks great. I doubt you'd ever see a Saleen Mustang, but I have seen some great looking out of the normal cars.
You might also notice that some Police Departments do this with their motorcycles. The officer buys the motorcycle and has the police package put on it and painted. In some towns you will notice different model Harleys and Yamahas among other bikes all being used at the same time.
While these cars aren't necessarily used in actual law enforcement they do a have an orginization that uses muscle cars as a teaching/public relations tool:http://www.beattheheatinc.org/cops.html