Some of Manassas Park's 30 or so sworn officers are patrolling the streets in cruisers with brand-new looks, the News and Messenger reports.
The plan is for all 14 of the Manassas Park Police cruisers to undergo a cosmetic nip-tuck this year, transforming from the 10-year-old blue-and-white stripe body style to the newer, black-and-white graphic, Manassas Park Police Chief John Evans told the News and Messenger.
The department came up with the new look after considering suggestions from officers and staff members.
Evans said the new look costs about $600 per cruiser. The money comes out of the police department's annual budget, specifically its maintenance and service fund.
The upgrade was timely, as the paint on some of the cruisers was starting to show its age, the chief said.
The new look has been well received by the community, Manassas Park officials said.
The department began the transition last year and is expected to finish up this summer.