The Altavista Police Department added a new vehicle to its fleet and it has a completely new design! pic.twitter.com/GxLYRDjLCt— Emily Swecker (@EmilySweckerTV) September 23, 2020
New Altavista, Va., Police Department vehicles are going from black and white to red, white, and blue.
WSET ABC 13 News reports Chief Tommy Merricks said it typically cost around $2,000 to add graphics to the older vehicles, whereas the new ones only costs around $700.
According to Merricks, the old design required either the doors be wrapped in white or the hood and fender be wrapped in black which was costly and less durable.
All-white vehicles are also cheaper, so the overall saving per vehicle is around $1,500.