The Midway police department shows off new look police cars

New look Midway police cars
Posted at 10:10 PM, Jan 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-17 05:35:32-05

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- If your just passing through or if you happen to live in Midway you have be warned.

Their police officers will be in cruisers with a new look.

Why the switch to a new color scheme and a different look? It is part safety, image and saving the city money.

Out are the old blue and yellow police vehicles. In are police vehicles with the more traditional black and white look.

Captain Jerome Turner, Midway Police Department says, "The alternation black and white colors are more visible in the day and night. There have been studies that show those colors are more visible to the public and to officers as well. It has a lot to do with safety."

Midway police officers like Vincenzo Tripoli are already using the new look police cars. The new look is also saving the city money.


The old cars cost about fifteen hundred dollars to mark the cruiser.

The new white and black look cost less then five hundred dollars.


With ten cars the savings adds up.

That saves the department ten thousand bucks. Money the police department can use on  other things.

Captain Turner says, "With that of course we will be able to buy additional equipment. More importantly we can buy radar for cars, lasers and of course provide additional training for our officers."   

Staying ahead of the curve and technology, police officials are using social media. On the back of the police cruisers there is information on how you can reach the Midway Police Department on Facebook.

Captain turner says, "Facebook is one way for them (the public) to interact with us. For them to have that working knowledge of hey I can contact my police department at any time I am ready via my smartphone. Even from the comfort of my home to let them know this is going on in my community. I can do via Facebook."

All the new Midway police cruisers will be on the streets by the end of the week.

In Tallahassee their police department is doing the same thing.

They too are saving hundreds of dollars on each car by toning down the paint jobs.