Midland, Texas Police Department and County Sheriff Office vehicles are taking on a new look.
The police department is going back to black and white for two main reasons: the colors make the vehicles more identifiable as a police car and it is more cost effective, according to a July 14 Facebook post. The Midland Reporter-Telegram states the vehicles will be changed from all white with a blue stripe across the sides to black and white with the department’s badge logo on the driver and passenger-side doors. The cars feature four stars on the side, honoring four officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
County Sheriff Office patrol units will stay silver, but will have a yellow-and-blue stripe design across the side of the unit and will feature the redesigned shoulder patch that will incorporate the state of Texas along with an oil derrick and pumpjack.