I personally would LOVE to drive around in a old police car. Unless they've been modified back to their orginal spec, those are some pretty powerful cars...
Dan said:The stuff cops seize here are usually old vans from the early 1970s, pimped out late 1970s Chevrolet Impalas, and other such vehicles that aren't appropriate for day-to-day municipal use.
My first professional job after grad school was with a state agency, which involved using agency vehicles for field work. I have two storied about that:When I first started as a code enforcement guy, I got one. I found out later that it was a taxable benefit and had to pay taxes on it. Plus, it marks you and a government employee. You literally could only drive it from home to work and back again. If you stopped on the way home, it got reported back to your boss.
At my last job, the PD got a vehicle reimbursement of a few hundred dollars a month. When he left, and I moved into his position, I was told "nope, no car reimbursement for you." My salary also didn't change! Basically, I got the title, and that's it. 🦛