Cpl. Kye Kennedy of the San Marcos Police Department shows off a new patrol car painted in black and white recently added to the fleet. Photo by Don Anders.
The San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) has added nine vehicles with a new design and painted in the traditional black and white. The department will use the new design as it gradually replaces the white patrol cars currently in use.
Captain Travis Yates of Policeone.com said more and more urban forces are reverting back to the black and white color scheme. Police officers he talked to from across the country said the public has had a positive response to the black and white color scheme on law enforcement vehicles. The change is even credited with making the police seem more visible and accessible.
Recent surveys have indicated that both the morale of police officers and citizens’ feelings of security increase with the use of the black and white car.Email | Print