People are curious about police-related things, and occasionally a citizen would ask me why I left my squad running. This is a good question – many police officers are asked this; and it stems from general concern for conservation and impact on the environment.
Below is a blog post written by former Edina police chief Jeff Long in 2012. Long provides a thorough and insightful answer to the question. I re-posted this at my department from time-to-time, and hope Long’s blog will answer the question in case you’ve ever wondered the same thing.
See Full Post Here: http://blogs.edinamn.gov/why-we-leave-our-squad-cars-running/