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Janesville police officers pick black squad cars

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Steve Benton
June 1, 2010
— One of Janesville's new police squad cars was in the Memorial Day parade Monday. If you attended, and paid attention, you probably noticed it looks a lot different than the current squad cars.

Half of the city's fleet of squad cars are being replaced this year. While the police department decided to continue using the Chevy Impala as the platform, officers voted to change the color scheme to black.


Deputy Chief, Dan Davis, says Sgt. Todd Kleisner sought approval to allow the patrol division to vote on a new color. The top pick was black and white, but Davis says that would have cost more than a single color, so they settled on all black.


The first finished product debuted in the parade and the rest of the first nine cars to undergo the change will be on the street soon. Next year the second half of the fleet will be replaced with the "new look" squads.



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