SETTING THESAURUS

POLICE CAR



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Front Seat:
Steering and dashboard equipment
A mounted or hand-held radar for gauging the speed of oncoming cars
A dash camera
A portable microphone that can be placed in a pocket
A swivel-mounted laptop between the driver and passenger seats
Buttons to engage the sirens and lights
An organizer containing record-keeping supplies (file folders, forms, pens, notepads, clipboards, etc.)
A rifle or shotgun locked into place
Cold weather clothing in the winter (jacket, hat, gloves, etc.)
A communications radio
Extra handcuffs and zip ties
Neon traffic vests and gloves
A PA system
A beverage in the cup holder

Back Seat:
Hard plastic or thin fabric seats with little leg room 
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