3 ways cops can protect a take-home vehicle

Considering the proliferation of law enforcement take-home vehicle programs, it’s no surprise there has been a correlating increase in burglaries to those vehicles


In a bid to help attract new recruits and make more squad cars visible in the community, the Albuquerque Police Department announced it will be revising its take-home vehicle policy. In this article, Warren Wilson outlines three ways cops can secure their take-home squad.

Waking up to vandalism or a burglary is no way to start a day off. The front porch chairs were gone (later found on the roof) and there was unintelligible graffiti in a few places around the property. Thankfully, I’d left my take-home patrol car at work that week while I was recovering from surgery.

I knew the desperados in question were probably just harmless hooligans acting out. Still, it was disconcerting to think strangers were up to no good committing their crime mere feet from my wife and child as they slept. A few more layers of security were in order.

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