To mark the 100th anniversary of the Department of State Police, starting Wednesday, 50 special edition black and gold patrol cars joined the department’s patrol fleet.
The 2016 Dodge Chargers are painted to look like the department’s 1937 Ford Model 74 patrol car. The department used black and gold patrol cars until 1954 when they switched to bright blue still in use today.
Each of the department’s 30 posts will receive at least one of the special edition vehicles for use on general patrols and at community events. In a statement, the department said the vehicles were purchased as part of its annual fleet replacement program so no additional money was spent than would otherwise have been expended. The vehicles will remain in the department’s fleet until they reach their maximum mileage like all other patrol cars.
For more information about the MSP’s 100th Anniversary, visit www.michigan.gov/MSP or follow the conversation on social media using #MSP100.
Source : “Black and Gold Patrol Cars Coming to State Police Fleet for 100th Anniversary“, Michigan Newswire, January 10, 2017.