Originally Posted by newsphotog
Oh yeah! I think one might have whizzed by me the other day, and I couldn't tell what was on the side. Last I heard, DPS was bringing MVE into the ISP, but I didn't hear anything about the transition being complete. That looks funny to me.
Technically the DPS is trying to bring the MVE into the DPS as a separate division.
Right now the NEW MVE officers are attending the DPS academy instead of the regular ILEA
The vehicles are being re packaged as seen in that photo
The licence plates are different in that they have a I believe Black STAR then badge number (T252) then another Black START (ISP has I believe Red STAR Badge number Red STAR
The original thoughts on bringing MVE into DPS was to fold them into the troopers. This proved to be problematic with pensions, seniority, other union matters, and pay.
Right now making them a separate division with separate divisional leadership while having new people attend DPS academy (and thus making them eligible for transfer to other divisions) is the new thought.
There is still a lot of things that have to happen (laws have to be changed in the legislature ) before the merger will happen but some things are already happening like the new logo and the new car colors