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Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police                          M.P.D.
                Fleet  of  the  Past
The infamous PADDY WAGON, also known by the name of BLACK MARIAS. Here you see the Paddy Wagons of Washington D.C. in action. For most cities this was the first marked unit used on the streets.  Although they were marked police vehicles they were seldom used for actual patrol.
70's undercover officers and their undercover unit
       Past Fleet
BlackSheep Productions 2009
District of Columbia
Metropolitan Police Department
Photo compliments of the M.P.D.
Photo compliments of the M.P.D.
Photo compliments of the M.P.D.
Dodge Mobile Crime Unit
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1935's Scout cars for the M.P.D.
1930's M.P.D. Traffic Unit
Photo provided by the M.P.D.
Photo provided by the M.P.D.
Taken from a letter sent to me by Robert Short a retired Sgt with the MPDC, 1971-97.   

This picture was taken in front of MPD HQ when the first take home cars were issued to Master Patrol Officers who lived in the District of Columbia in early 1988.

Since there was no other MPO living in the city in 7D, the car was issued to a Lieutenant who worked there and lived in 5D where I was assigned. The program was a big deal in early 1988 and was successful enough to be expanded in subsequent years, adding 1 more car per District in 1989 and again in 1990. In early 1994 it was expanded greatly and 1993 Ford Tauruses that were in the regular fleet were removed from service, replaced by 1994 Ford Crown Victoria's much to the chagrin of the officers selected for the program. This was done to preserve the Tauruses which turned out to be good cars for detectives and supervisors but terrible for 24 hour patrol.
I was tactical supervisor in 5D and when the 88 Plymouth's were replaced by Tauruses, I inherited the 5D 88 Plymouth which while no longer take home, was assigned to me only. It was well worn but lasted me for about 2 and a half years until June of 1996 when the transmission died. I retired 6 months later in January 97,
Who wouldn't want a take home car ?