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Charger/Challenger Police Cars

Law enforcement has been using Chargers for quite some time. Not quite the interior room as the Crown Vic's, but better in some other ways. However, I'm seeing more and more Challenger police cars. Why? Seems to me performance, mileage, etc are comparable, why give up the interior space?

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Law enforcement has been using Chargers for quite some time. Not quite the interior room as the Crown Vic's, but better in some other ways. However, I'm seeing more and more Challenger police cars. Why? Seems to me performance, mileage, etc are comparable, why give up the interior space?
Pursuit cars or unmarked?

I know from experience people tend to want to be stupid around me and there are a few videos of people getting caught by unmarked challengers.

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On Live PD on friday and saturday nights, some of marked police cars are challengers. It was either South Carolina or Florida, not sure.

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On Live PD on friday and saturday nights, some of marked police cars are challengers. It was either South Carolina or Florida, not sure.
That's also where I saw them.
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On Live PD on friday and saturday nights, some of marked police cars are challengers. It was either South Carolina or Florida, not sure.
I was thinking the same thing. Richland County South Carolina is the department with the Challengers.

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See a few around here in Oregon (Portland area) - they're more unmarked, have tinted windows and one had ghosted graphics.

Ore. State Patrol has been running unmarked Mustangs (pre '15s) unmarked with tinted windows.

As well as local PD...its fun to watch them nab the unsuspecting and the blue & red lights that are concealed light up...many take the bait or go speeding past, thinking they're 'civilian' cars.

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On Live PD on friday and saturday nights, some of marked police cars are challengers. It was either South Carolina or Florida, not sure.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department has had Challengers for several years. I don't know how many they are still using, but they're replacing them with Cameros.

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There's definitely a market for the Challenger to be used the way the Mustang and Camaro was used. If you get somebody needing arrest, you just call for backup Charger.

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The Richland County Sheriff's Department has had Challengers for several years. I don't know how many they are still using, but they're replacing them with Cameros.
I just checked and found they have moved some of the Challengers to the patrol division, so they are still using them.

Personally, I can't imagine patrolling in a Camaro with the limited interior space and the bad visibility out of them.
But they do make bada$$-looking patrol cars!
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Not many used the Trans Am but Catoosa County Georgia did, and they were 400/4-speed cars too!


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