January 7, 2008 2:56 PM Subscribe
CopFilter: In TV shows and movies cops (usually homicide detectives) often have lights and siren installed in their personal cars. Doe this really happen?
posted by sycophant to law & government (15 answers total)
There are literally dozens of movies and shows where this is the case (immediately off the top of my head I can think of Journeyman and Bad Boys). A cop has a car (most notable when it's a nice car) which has full lights and siren set up in it (in Journeyman, Jack's car has red/blue flashers in windscreen, siren and headlight flashers).
So it is real? I'm fairly sure it doesn't happen in my neck of the woods - although I know that some Fire service personnel have removable lights (of the stick on the roof variety) for their cars.