Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Bunker Hill Illinois
I don't know what state the title is from, but I believe what that means is the vehicle was once titled to a police department, for what ever reason it may have been. I have been a cop for 31 years, and as far as the value is concerned, in most instances having been used by a police agency is not usually a desirable trait. Maybe Some people may look at it as a novelty. You can probably do a title history, usually for a fee, and trace it back to the department which owned it. However you may have to contact several different states as many times the titles are transferred from state to state. That is if you want to know what they used it for. I doubt it was used as a squad car, however I do remember sometime in the late 1970's getting pulled over by a small town Officer who was driving an old Mustang coupe.
My guess would be it was probably confiscated for having been used in some type of illegal activity, titled to the Department, and then sold. The purpose of the title being marked as "prior Police" is to notify the public in a way similar to titles marked as "rebuilt", "flood damaged", "salvage", etc.