Des Moines Police Department rolls out brand new black-and-white vehicles
The Des Moines Police Department announced Tuesday (Sept. 15) that it is introducing a brand new look with traditional black and white patrol vehicles – like this shiny new 2016 Ford Explorer:
“The Ford Crown Victoria is no longer being manufactured for police use, so the department looked to other vehicle options, and selected the Ford Explorer,” police said in a statement. “The new colors follow a nationwide trend to go back to a black-and-white color design.”
The makeover will be phased into patrol in late September, with the replacement of the department’s 2008 patrol vehicles.
The conversion for the entire fleet may take several years, as some of the vehicles with the original blue will still be seen in circulation, police added.
No details were released on the cost for the new look.