A reality series wherein undercover cops rig a car with cameras and
remote control devices and leave it in high crime environments to entice
and apprehend car thieves.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Bait Car - Police car - Netflix
A police car (also called a police cruiser, cop car, prowler, squad car,
radio car or radio mobile patrol (RMP) ) is a ground vehicle used by
police for transportation during patrols and to enable them to respond
to incidents and chases. Typical uses of a police car include
transporting officers so they can reach the scene of an incident
quickly, transporting and temporarily detaining suspects in the back
seats, as a location to use their police radio or laptop or to patrol an
area, all while providing a visible deterrent to crime. Some police cars
are specially adapted for certain locations (e.g. traffic duty on busy
roads) or for certain operations (e.g. to transport police dogs or bomb
squads). Police cars typically have rooftop flashing lights, a siren,
and emblems or markings indicating that the vehicle is a police car.
Some police cars may have reinforced bumpers and alley lights, for
illuminating darkened alleys. Terms for police cars include (police)
cruiser, squad car, area car and patrol car. In some places, a police
car may also be informally known as a cop car, a black and white, a
cherry top, a gumball machine, a jam sandwich or panda car. Depending on
the configuration of the emergency lights and livery, a police car may
be considered a marked or unmarked unit.
Bait Car - Surveillance car - Netflix
Forces may operate surveillance cars. These cars can be marked or
unmarked, and are there to gather evidence of any criminal offence.
Overt marked cars may have CCTV cameras mounted on the roof to
discourage wrongdoing, whereas unmarked cars would have them hidden
inside. This type of vehicle is particularly common in the United
Kingdom. In the United States, some police departments' vice, narcotics,
and gang suppression units utilize vehicles that contain no identifiable
police equipment (such as lights, sirens or radios) to conduct covert
surveillance. Some police vehicles equipped with surveillance are Bait
cars which are deployed in high volume car theft areas.
Bait Car - References - Netflix