Police Cars

Yes, companies have even tried to put ads on police cars….

Government Acquisitions LLC tried to take advantage of local government budget shortfalls in order to turn police cars into rolling billboards.

As far as we know, they have not put a single police car on the streets with advertisements.

Police cars emblazoned with ads would have made police objects of ridicule and scorn and may invite crime, by reducing the moral authority of the police.

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News Releases

Criminal Justice Experts Ask Companies Not to Put Ads on Police Cars
Gary Ruskin | October 30th, 2002

Criminal Justice Experts Ask Companies Not to Put Ads on Police Cars
Gary Ruskin | October 30th, 2002

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Police Cruisers May Be Out to Protect and Serve -- the Advertisers
Denis Horgan | Hartford Courant | December 27th, 2002

Resist Temptation; Just Say No to Ads on Cop Cars
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This Idea Deserves the Ax
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Reject Police-car Advertising
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A Badge, a Gun -- and a Great Deal on Vinyl Siding
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News | November 29th, 2002

Just Say No to Ads on Police Cars
Wes Hasden | Chattanooga Times/Chattanooga Free Press | November 12th, 2002

Don't Let Cop Cars Become Billboards
Leonard Pitts Jr. | Baltimore Sun | November 10th, 2002

To Protect and to Sell
Toledo Blade | November 6th, 2002

Car 54, Where's Your Ad?
Christian Science Monitor | November 6th, 2002

Your Ad Here: Cop Cars as the Next Billboards
Daniel B. Wood | Christian Science Monitor | October 3rd, 2002

External Links

Ohio Attorney General Opinion No. 2003-08
Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro | March 4, 2003