2017-11-01 / Front Page

Roxboro police cars get a little sprucing up

BY BILL WILLCOX
COURIER-TIMES STAFF WRITER

The Roxboro Police Department recently acquired two new police cars featuring a new patriotic design.

The graphic, emblazoned on the sides of the vehicles, incorporates a picture of an American eagle and a stars-and-stripes flag design.

“The concept of this design is multifaceted for patriotism, marketing of the police department, recruitment, and pride of the city,” said Chief of Police David Hess, adding that future police vehicles will have the same design.

The cars were issued to Officer D.S. Whitlow and Cpl. D. Mills.

Hess expressed gratitude to the Roxboro City Council, City Manager Brooks Lockhart, Assistant City Manager Warren, and Finance Director Craig for their support with the city’s budget that funded the new vehicles.

“We are thankful for the community’s support as we continue to enhance our professionalism, image and community engagement,” Hess said, “Your support is a morale boost for our staff when they are issued new cars.”

Adding the special emblems adds about $1,000 to the cost of each vehicle.

The department’s 2018 calendar will feature a photograph of the department’s existing military tribute vehicle, one of the newly-decorated cars and two members of the department’s honor guard pictured in front of the Person County Veterans Memorial.

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