Why Are Police Patrol Cars Pick-Up Trucks in Guatemala?

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Truck full of Cops

Here’s your illustrated Spanish word of the day: Policía or Police.

If you have ever wonder why police cars in Guatemala are actually pick-up trucks, here’s your illustrated answer.

What are your thought regarding this image of a truck full of cops?

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  • El Güito

    A good way to kill, seriously injure or maim about a dozen Officers. All it takes is a speed bump, a sudden stop, swerve to avoid the chucho…

  • This is nothing. You should see the people who ride OUTSIDE of the buses because it’s full to the brim, hanging onto the window sills, in heavy Guatemala City traffic. Now that’s an accident waiting to happen.

    • Yes Polished Geek, but the issue here is these people are police officers, they should know better, right?

      • Jose Byron Gonzalez

        I imagine it should tell us how they value police. The average cost of an american-spec patrol car is $80K once you add all the gadgets. These cars sometimes don’t even have gas and police officers have to pay for their own ammo. I admire them so much more for the brave and decent ones that still try to do their jobs when LAPD cops will happily fire 300 rounds from behind an armored battering ram but not even risk breaking a nail.