By MELINDA WILLIAMS
Pulaski Police Department’s patrol vehicles are taking on a new look — one that will be hard to miss at night.
According to Capt. Anthony Meredith, it’s been about 20 years since vehicles in the Uniform Patrol Division have had a makeover. As a matter of fact, the existing design was implemented under the tenure of Chief Herb Cooley.
Under the new design scheme, the patrol vehicles include highly reflective graphics that enhance their visibility at night.
Cpl. Sarah Riggins has the pleasure of being assigned the first vehicle bearing the new design. Others will take on the new look as vehicles are replaced with newer models through attrition. Meredith said two more vehicles are scheduled to receive the new design, along with the Dodge Durango used by the Crime Prevention program.
The new look was selected through a department vote on designs submitted by officers. The winning submission required a few modifications, but the department worked with Signarama in Christiansburg to achieve the final design.
Meredith expressed gratitude to Signarama owner Kevin Altizer for “excellent customer service in making the new transition.”