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GSP Introduces Subdued Dodge Challengers

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(Rincon, GA) – 8/27/2022 – This year marks the Georgia State Patrol’s 85th anniversary. In celebration of the agency’s longstanding service to the Peach State, the patrol has added several new additions to the fleet to commemorate the milestone. Most notably, the return of coupes in the form of Chevrolet Camaros and Dodge Challengers.

The SCPoliceCruisers team recently had the privilege of photographing one of the very first Dodge Challengers to enter service. This specific unit, assigned to Troop F, Post 42, features a subdued variation of the Georgia State Patrol’s graphics package, which has steadily appeared on various cruisers across the state.

It’s not every day that you run across a coupe with a pushbar, but if it was going to happen, it would be in the State of Georgia. In recent years, Georgia has transitioned from Code3 products over to Whelen which can be observed on the Dodge Challenger.  This vehicle features a full 360 degree emergency lighting package that mimics that of the Dodge Chargers, to include the patrol’s iconic message board on the pushbar. We certainly appreciate the Georgia Department of Public Safety welcoming us to showcase their newest unit, and look forward to seeing what else the agency has coming out next.

3 Comments on GSP Introduces Subdued Dodge Challengers

  1. What is the purpose of the subdued markings?

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    • In the day, it’s to help the vehicle blend into traffic to catch street racers and aggressive drives. At night, the decals are reflective and look like a fully marked unit to the public.

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  2. Seems like this would be in direct conflict with GA Code § 40-8-91: Require that any such motor vehicle shall be distinctly marked on each side and the back thereof with the wording “State Patrol” in letters not less than six inches in height of a contrasting color from the background color of the motor vehicle.

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