Baltimore Police Cars Get a New Look

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Photo via Baltimore Police Department/Baltimore Sun
Photo via Baltimore Police Department/Baltimore Sun

If you’ve grown used to looking out for the classic white Baltimore police car, you’re going to have to re-train your eyes–the Baltimore Police Department is slowly replacing its current white cruisers with black Chevy Caprices.

The BPD brass decided to make the switch to new vehicles with a sleeker profile and a new color scheme in order to improve officer morale, the Baltimore Sun reports. One community member thinks the cars will find approval with the young folks: “You’re reaching into the millennial generation, and they’re into a more modern and sleek look,” Joyce Green, president of the Central District Police Community Relations Council, told the Sun. A previous move from white cars to black ones was¬†scrapped back in 2001, when Martin O’Malley–then mayor–thought that black cop cars looked too tough, the Sun reports.

The new look, which was chosen by a panel of BPD officers, includes a blue, white, and yellow design on a black background; a diagonal ray projects an image of openness, or force, or something. Okay, it’s not amazing design. But it’s also not as awful-looking as these cars–so count your blessings.



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