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General Discussion => Hysterical History => Topic started by: Adam B on August 23, 2017, 11:01:50 AM

Title: CAP Police?
Post by: Adam B on August 23, 2017, 11:01:50 AM
I found this online:

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ca/73/c2/ca73c278314eede9b75920d5b083630d--police-badges-military-police.jpg)

Did CAP actually have a police force at one point, or was that just a custom made novelty?

Being under the Office of Civilian Defense, I could imagine how CAP resources might have been used for air raid preparedness and blackout enforcement, but those duties should have fallen on the actual OCD Aux Police Corp and Air Raid Wardens.

So did CAP Police exist, and if they did, what was their purpose?
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: Eclipse on August 23, 2017, 11:17:32 AM
No.

That's our eBay faker friend at work again. 
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: CAP9907 on August 23, 2017, 03:33:27 PM
just   no
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: beachdoc on August 23, 2017, 06:44:08 PM
When I first joined CAP in 1967, a friend of my father said he was a CAP member in WW2.  He was in New Jersey and was given an unloaded bolt action rifle for beach patrol.  He described being so worried whenever he encountered someone at night he would work the bolt.....obviously he was no threat with an rifle demonstrated to be unloaded...
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: hamburgee on August 23, 2017, 08:56:18 PM
It'd probably be discussed in our leadership books if we had a police force, too.
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: Eclipse on August 23, 2017, 09:01:09 PM
((*cough*)) The first rule of CAP Police...((*cough*))
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: Fubar on August 24, 2017, 01:01:07 PM
Who else do you think flies the black helicopters and drives the unmarked vans?
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: kwe1009 on August 24, 2017, 01:11:05 PM
Who else do you think flies the black helicopters and drives the unmarked vans?

OPSEC!!!   >:D
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: LATORRECA on August 24, 2017, 03:55:36 PM
Whop, woop, is the CAP Police, whop, woop is the CAP police

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Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: husker on August 25, 2017, 08:06:00 AM
((*cough*)) The first rule of CAP Police...((*cough*))

This made my Friday morning....
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: Adam B on August 25, 2017, 09:03:26 AM
Oooookay, then. Jeez guys!  ;D

Knowing that CAP was under OCD, which did have police force, it didn't seem that unreasonable that CAP might have had their own for a small period of time, pre 1946.


But wait, if we don't have MPs, how do you explain all those blue berets?
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: ironputts on August 25, 2017, 09:13:00 AM
No CAP Police. Nothing to see here. Move on.
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: Luis R. Ramos on August 25, 2017, 09:49:23 AM
Iron, no CAP police?

But you ARE talking like a cop!

Are you CAP DETECTIVE, then?

 >:D
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: stillamarine on August 25, 2017, 11:28:37 AM
I need that badge!
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: LATORRECA on August 26, 2017, 06:00:52 PM
Iron, no CAP police?

But you ARE talking like a cop!

Are you CAP DETECTIVE, then?

 >:D
Inspector Airman

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Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: Mitchell 1969 on August 26, 2017, 07:03:04 PM
Of COURSE there is a CAP Police. I've been in several divisions.

CAP Kitchen Police.

CAP "Line up and police the area" Police.

Yep. Good times.
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: SarDragon on August 26, 2017, 07:38:52 PM
Speaking of lines, we got to do basic crowd control at the 1964 Dem Convention in Atlantic City. Make a line of folks in uniforms (Likely Shade 1s) and keep the crowd from advancing into the street. The crowds were actually pretty civilized back then, and played nicely.
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: Simplex on August 26, 2017, 08:13:03 PM
"badges, badges, we don't need no stinking badges!"
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: PHall on August 26, 2017, 08:50:10 PM
"badges, badges, we don't need no stinking badges!"

Bonus points: Name the two movies that line is from.  In the order they were made please. >:D
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: Ned on August 26, 2017, 09:11:25 PM
TSM & BS

I need to get out more.

Sigh
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: arajca on August 26, 2017, 09:35:35 PM
Gotcha!
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: PHall on August 26, 2017, 10:53:57 PM
TSM & BS

I need to get out more.

Sigh

Winner, winner Chicken Dinner!
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: SarDragon on August 26, 2017, 11:26:38 PM
Except that the lines weren't exactly the same in the two movies.

TSM had this: Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges.

BS had only this: Badges? We don't need no stinking badges.

[/pedantic rant]
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: DocJekyll on August 27, 2017, 09:53:37 AM

But wait, if we don't have MPs, how do you explain all those blue berets?

Don't.... don't poke that bear please....  :angel: >:D ::)
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: CAPLTC on September 07, 2017, 09:41:18 PM
I have seen, and I am SURE others have too, CAP LE badges and creds. I can remember, plain as day, a SM showing me a CAP badge in 1992/1993 at an airshow in Western PA.
100% sure they were self-ordered/self-produced but some unsavory characters out there had them and used them for whatever purpose.
Same as the blue/red lights that popped up on CAP vehicles every now and then back in the day.
Unprofessional... and a bit nutty.

I found this online:

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ca/73/c2/ca73c278314eede9b75920d5b083630d--police-badges-military-police.jpg)

Did CAP actually have a police force at one point, or was that just a custom made novelty?

Being under the Office of Civilian Defense, I could imagine how CAP resources might have been used for air raid preparedness and blackout enforcement, but those duties should have fallen on the actual OCD Aux Police Corp and Air Raid Wardens.

So did CAP Police exist, and if they did, what was their purpose?
Title: Re: CAP Police?
Post by: catrulz on November 12, 2017, 06:08:43 AM
Okay, embarrassed to admit this, but "Troop Beverley Hills"  "We don't need no stinking badges"