Gallery: How They Roll -- the Eclectic Fleet on the Beat in Detroit





Michele Oberholtzer is a Detroit freelancer and contributor to Deadline Detroit.

Text and Photos by Michele Oberholtzer

An ambulance looks like an ambulance; a taxi looks like a taxi; a fire truck looks like a fire truck, but no such rule applies to Detroit Police vehicles.

Forget for a moment the menagerie of enforcers that include State Police, County Sheriff, U.S. Border Patrol and the Postal Police. Set aside the lesser law enforcement authorities like the Detroit School District, Wayne State, and the catalog of private security companies, and still, you’ll be left with a dizzying array of vehicles that represent the city cops.

Take a look at just a sample of the eclectic fleet of the Detroit Police Department.

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Dodge Charger Tactical Response
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Lenco BearCat-Special Response Team
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Ford E350-Paddy Wagon
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Ford Crown Victoria-- All American
 
 
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Ford Expedition-Comericall American

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Dodge Durango K-9 Unit

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Fuji Manitou-Bike Patrol
 
 
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Ford Crown Victoria
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Police bus

Dodge Charger
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Bomb Squad
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Harley Davidson
 
 
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Monark Police Boat
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Dodge Charger-White Unmarked
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Chevy Caprice
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Ford Crown Victoria

 
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Real Horsepower: Purebred Percheron-"Ivan"
 

 







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