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BETTER BLACK OR BLACK & WHITE?

SJ Sheriff wants your vote on new patrol unit markings

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BETTER BLACK OR BLACK & WHITE?

The black and white Ford design.

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POSTED September 26, 2012 1:14 a.m.

FRENCH CAMP — The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office will be testing two redesigned police vehicles for uniformed patrol operations.

The new vehicles, one a Chevrolet and the other a Ford, are equipped with new graphics, low profile LED emergency light bars, spotlights, and front bumper push bars.

Since Ford announced it would no longer produce the Crown Victoria, the patrol vehicle used by the majority of law enforcement agencies, the Sheriff’s Office began the process to choose a new patrol vehicle – one that would be safe, reliable and efficient. The department is currently in the testing process of these two patrol vehicles before determining which model is the best vehicle for the fleet.

The public will be invited to help with the selection process of which graphics they would like to see on the patrol cars patrolling their neighborhoods. This will be done by visiting the department website at www.sjsheriff.org and select the patrol car with the graphics liked the best by clicking on the photo.

The public can expect to see these vehicles on the streets of San Joaquin County within the next few days.

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