SUMMERSIDE — The city’s police vehicles made a national ‘best dressed’ list.
Blue Line Magazine has named Summerside Police Services’ recently redesigned vehicles the third best-dressed police vehicle in Canada.
The city’s police vehicles were featured in the magazine’s January cover story.
Blue Line Magazine has been handing out the awards since 2005.
The vehicles are recognized for creativity, visibility and community identity in Canadian police vehicle design as part of the Best Dressed Police Vehicles contest.
“Marked police vehicles are not just transportation; they are a police services' calling card to its community. They must be both highly visible and instantly recognizable,” writes Dave Brown in the article in Blue Line Magazine. “The most important factor in the design of the colour and graphics on marked police cars is officer and community safety. Years ago, designs were chosen as much for their future resale value as taxis as for visibility, but as light bars became more aerodynamic and silhouettes became less distinctive, professional graphic designs were used more and more to increase car visibility.”
Finalists are selected by a panel of editors at the magazine and by representatives from www.policecanada.ca.
Summerside Police Services was recognized for its “classic elements with a new twist,” said the article in Blue Line.
The new design, introduced in 2012, was a joint effort of Summerside Police Services and Summerside’s Autotrim and Signs.
Topping the ‘best dressed’ list was the West Grey Police Service of Ontario. Second place went to Midland Police Service.
The full article can be seen at http://blueline.ca/articles/canada-s_best_dressed_police_vehicles--3.