Lexington police enter new cruiser into design contest, ask public to vote

May 23, 2014 

Lexington police are asking the public for help to win a police cruiser design contest.

The department has entered its 2013 Ford Police Interceptor against several others nationwide to see which has the most functional and good-looking ride, according to a news release. Vote at the following link: http://bit.ly/RizqBH

The new cruiser was introduced last year, when Lexington police started replacing its fleet of aging Ford Crown Victoria cruisers with the newer, sleeker and more fuel-efficient Ford Police Interceptor, which is based on the Taurus sedan.

The vehicles, which cost about $26,000 apiece, were the first cruisers bought in Lexington since Ford discontinued its iconic Crown Victoria line. Most police departments, including Lexington's, had relied on the time-tested Crown Victoria to form the bulk of their fleets.

Lexington police say the "eye-catching design is an original work of art that broadcasts the agency's commitment to being on the cutting edge, as we protect and serve."

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