You’ve all seen a police car, right? And they’re all the same, right? Flashing lights, reflective department logos, ugly tires and wheels, sirens, radar units, and spotlights. But what about the things you don’t see…
A protective screen separates the officer from the prisoner in the back seat. This screen is made from lightweight aluminum and Plexiglas. The glass is equipped with a sliding window to allow the officer to converse with the arrestee. The glass also prevents a prisoner from propelling body fluids to the front. And speaking of body fluids, this rear seat is made of hard plastic for easy cleaning. No carpet on the floor, either.
Window and door locks in the rear compartments of police cars are always disabled.
Mobile Vision monitor. When the officers engages the blue lights, the Mobile Vision camera is automatically activated. This particular monitor is mounted on the car ceiling near the sun visor.
Rechargeable flashlight mounted between the front seats, on the surface of the protective screen. The black object to the right of the flashlight is a speaker for the police radio.
Trunk of a patrol vehicle. L-R Fingerprint and evidence collection kit, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, barrier tape, defibrillator, first aid kit, tarp, traffic cones (body bag on the bottom of the pile). The aluminum box pictured next to the spare tire contains the recording equipment for the Mobile Vision camera.