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Voting has closed for the 2013 Vehicle Design Contest.
Chief Jack Beckwith
2012 was the first year that our Department changed cruisers from the Crown Victoria to the Taurus Police Interceptor. We wanted a bold, aggressive style and design to go with the new cruisers. Our design was created and agreed upon by all of our 66 full time and part time sworn officers. The royal blue has been used in our cruiser designs in the past. The black and blue color scheme was different than others; it created a bold, aggressive look to it. What made our design graphics unique was simply no one else had anything like it. Many agencies in Northeast Ohio use the black and white LAPD design. All of our police cruisers have been predominantly white with either a red/blue or a powder blue/royal blue design. I believe our design helps differentiate Willoughby Police from the rest. The City of Willoughby is a community-oriented town and our cruiser design helps carry on that pride that our residents have for our police and fire departments. Two additions we made to the overall cruiser design were one, using the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund logo on the front license plate, and the second was a memorial police badge decal on the C pillars created by our officers honoring our fallen police officer, Jason Gresko, who died tragically in a motor vehicle crash while responding to an emergency on September 21, 2012.
Municipal Over 50 Officers, East