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Monmouth Beach Police Department
Chief of Police Drew Winans
Monmouth Beach, NJ
The Monmouth Beach Police Department is comprised of 9 police officers and serves a community of 3,800 residents. In October of 2012 Hurricane Sandy had a tremendous impact on the community. The police department headquarters and several police vehicles were overcome with tidal waters from the Atlantic Ocean and Shrewsbury River.
In 2014 the police department replaced their traffic safety vehicle, a 1994 Ford F-150, which had been completely destroyed as a result of the hurricane with this new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. The old red, white, and blue vehicle design on a white truck was completely eliminated. The new design started with a metallic silver vehicle to match the new patrol fleet. The lettering used is a metallic, highly-reflectorized charcoal color. When light shines on the vehicle at night the lettering is highly visible in a bright white color. The lettering includes the name of the agency, a number identifier, traffic safety identification, and the patch worn by patrol officers. The vehicle is also outfitted with multiple strobe lights in the grill, tail lights, headlamps, and side view mirrors. Mounted on top of the truck is a low profile lightbar.
The vehicle is used for a multitude of traffic safety purposes and also allows officers beach access as an off road vehicle. The complete change in design represents the ability of the agency and the community to rise above the challenges posed by the storm with a fresh start.
Best Off-Road Vehicle