What’s the Best-Looking Cop Car? Troopers Cast Ballots

Every year the American Association of State Troopers puts out a calendar with the best-looking state trooper cruisers. The votes are tallied through the group’s Facebook page, with the top 13 cop cars getting a spotlight in the calendar. Money from the sale of these police car calendars goes to scholarships for AAST member’s dependents. So the effort is worthy and the selection fun and unknown until the winners are released.

Though the calendars don’t go on sale until next month, we have the list of the top cop cars now. Under normal conditions, these are the cars you hate seeing in your rearview mirror. But here, you can enjoy these 13 cop cars from a different perspective. 

13. New Hampshire 9,855 votes

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This Dodge Charger Pursuit looks clean and classy in British Racing Green and gray. It’s an unusual color combo, but it does look good together. 

12. Michigan 11,021 votes

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With a lake in the background, this monochromatic blue Chevy Tahoe PPV is what the future of police cars looks like. More and more police are going with commercial vehicles.

11. West Virginia 11,375 votes

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West Virginia’s State Police also chose the Chevy Tahoe PPV for its force. The simple double yellow stripes running diagonally across the body help to make these dark cruisers stand out. The state capital is behind the Tahoe.

10. Mississippi 11,506

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The Mississippi State Troopers ride around in these blue and black Dodge Charger cop cars. They even sport hubcaps which you rarely see on these Chargers.

9. New York 11,713

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A familiar cruiser from so many TV shows and movies set in New York, these dark blue cars run a simple gold strip from front to back. Of course, Manhattan is shining in the background. 

8. Tennessee 12,529 votes

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Tennessee goes with black and white for its black and whites. Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility SUVs are their vehicles of choice, as are Harley Davidson FLHTP bikes. The yellow stripe outlined in black helps with visual enforcement. 

7. California 14,603 votes

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LA’s concrete river is the setting for its Dodge Charger Pursuit car. You’ve seen this setting in movies like Grease and Terminator 2. California’s Highway Patrol has been painting its cop cars in this combo forever.

6. Indiana 16,865

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The State of Indiana goes with fleet white Dodge Charger Pursuit cop cars for its state troopers. The large shield on the doors is a plenty-big police presence. 

5. Nebraska 16,933 votes

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Even in the dark as shown these all-black State Trooper Dodge Chargers stand out with “State Trooper” emblazoned on the doors. 

4. Texas 17,474 votes

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While keeping the Chevy Tahoe black the painted white hood helps to identify Texas State Trooper cruisers. 

3. Georgia 19,030 votes

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The blue in this photo almost looks neon and is accentuated with a two-tone of silver on top of the Dodge Charger Pursuit vehicle. 

2. Ohio 65,529

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With a State Patrol helicopter lighting the way Ohio’s silver Dodge Charger cop cars run reflective white stripes along its sides. The cop car is lit up like Christmas in this shot.

1. Kentucky 77,944 votes

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The only Camaro cop car in the bunch, Kentucky won this year’s calendar contest. The simple blue diagonal stripe running across the doors ties in with the blue lights in both the top and bottom grilles. This one is also sporting a rear spoiler on the deck. 

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