Greenville Unveils New Look Police Car Look

One police department here in Eastern Carolina will have a new fleet of cars on the streets--a drastic change from the old.

Greenville police unveiled Wednesday one of six new Crown Victoria's that will replace some of their older cars.

The cruisers also have the department's new logos. The bolder and better recognizable cruisers will cost taxpayers cost $30,000 a piece, but it's part of the city's vehicle replacement plan.

"The current package has been in place for 21 years and this was a chance to update our look a little bit. We saved a considerable amount of money with this package over the previous package," said Lt. R.A. Williams.

The department says three more cars will be arrive in the spring. Two more cars will also add to the fleet, thanks to grant funds.

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  • by The truth Location: Greenville on Nov 28, 2009 at 04:44 AM
    I think they should make the drug dealers pay for the new cars their the ones making all the tax free money.
  • by Bon Location: Greenville via Australia on Nov 26, 2009 at 10:18 AM
    Looks like some hobunk town police cruiser now. The GPD spent 30,000 on a new, god awful look, they say its more obvious to notice than the old look, (which is completely dumb), while people are sill getting robbed, raped and murdered in our city. Waste of money. The people should have had the say in the matter before 30,000$ of our tax dollars are blown in this day-in-age. RIDICULOUS!!
  • by To justwondering on Nov 26, 2009 at 08:35 AM
    I did not word that well but what I was referring to was the amount of crimes that are solved by officers and not reported in the media. You am quite certain you knew exactly what I was trying to say. The new paint scheme is also cheaper so it is saving taxpayers money as well.
  • by justwondering Location: washington on Nov 25, 2009 at 11:21 PM
    Posted by: Leo on Nov 25, 2009 at 07:11 PM Dave, officers in this city work hard and solve a significant amount of crimes that are never reported. I have an application for academy if you want one.~~~~~~~~~~ Woah, I wish my fiance had of attended the academy these officers attended as it must of granted them psychic powers. Just how does one 'solve' a crime that has 'never' been reported?? I guess Washington needs a Krispy Kreme...superpowers in doughnut form...I'll take a rasberry-filled glazed please. :) However, this doesn't touch the fact that new vehicles are necessary every few years for LE in general as there are many legitimate miles/hard use on the cars...even with relatively demanding maintenance schedules. Quit finding something to slam LE at any turn. Grant money is used to get the equipment officers need to function PROPERLY...belts, guns, cars, etc. You guys really want a car with over 100/200k miles on its working parts running code 3 by you several times a day???
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Nov 25, 2009 at 10:04 PM
    I used to work at a cab company - where retired police vehicles are the standard transportation. If you've never driven a newer Crown Vic, you don't know what you're missing. Don't hate. lol That car is more efficient, has better acceleration and chase speed, and will last longer than the average cruiser. That price tag is well worth it, trust me. It ain't about appearance at all. That's a smart move making such an improvement. I favor the Chevy Caprice, but they're both very good cars. Maintenance costs taxpayers too, right? A better vehicle spends less time in the shop.
  • by Jack Location: Greenville on Nov 25, 2009 at 05:54 PM
    It's an article about a new paint scheme on a police car. Nothing more, nothing less. Some of you people need a life.
  • by Not Surprised Location: G'Vegas on Nov 25, 2009 at 05:34 PM
    Like you armchair critics ever did anything to help
  • by TruthBTold on Nov 25, 2009 at 05:24 PM
    Dave don't let these Southerners deter you from making your opinion. I agree GPD is too busy frequenting the Krispy Kreme. But they have pretty new shiny cars to sit in while they munch down.
  • by Facts Location: Greenville on Nov 25, 2009 at 05:24 PM
    If you read the article you will learn that these cars were bought as part of the normal vehicle repolacement schedule. For some reason, WITN omitted the fact that this new package saves the taxpayers money since it costs less than the current package.
  • by LEO2 on Nov 25, 2009 at 04:27 PM
    Nope, Dave would rather sit in his recliner eating cheetos and complain. They need new cars. The ones they have now are wore slam out.
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