FREDERICK — The Frederick Police Department announced late last month that their new police vehicle has been named the Best Chevy Caprice in Law & Order Magazine’s 2013 Police Vehicle Design Contest.
According to Law & Order Magazine, the competition included more than 200 entries vying for top honors.
A committee of officers helped create the new design, which incorporates the mountain views enjoyed from Frederick. They chose block letters in a strong font, representing the safety the police provide. A functional detail of the new design was adding the town’s website to the back of the car.
The unique and most important aspect of the overall design: it was created by police officers who live in and serve Frederick and wanted the community to be accurately reflected in the design, as well as reassured that Frederick is being kept safe which is reinforced by the strong graphics.
“I’m so proud of the collaboration that went into our new design,” said Frederick Chief of Police Gary Barbour. “I appreciate this respected publication giving our team national recognition for it.”
The officers’ team effort didn’t end with creating the design. Officer Andy Fairbanks found the contest and took the initiative to submit Frederick’s design for consideration, while Officer Steve Walje took the submitted photo, highlighting the car and the Frederick community.