Orignally published on 2021-09-28 19:18:45 by www.mlive.com
JACKSON COUNTY, MI — A new look for Jackson County Sheriff’s Office vehicles has made its debut.
The new design for the patrol cars, which was chosen nearly unanimously by deputies and followers of the office’s Facebook page in July, made its first appearance on the roads Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Currently, two out of the 25 vehicles in the department’s fleet bear the new design, officials said. The county typically purchases about five new vehicles each year, said Sheriff Gary Schuette.
Throughout July, more than 1,500 votes were cast in a Facebook poll, with the majority of votes favoring “Design #2″ out of five design pitches. The Concord-based Spry Sign & Graphics helped develop the decals, and add them to the new cars, Schuette said.
The push to redesign the look of the vehicles came when Schuette took office in January. When he asked deputies about the changes they’d like to see in the department, Schuette said the car design was near the top of everyone’s list.
The decal currently donning most of the patrol vehicles is outdated and suffers too much from wear and tear on the road, Schuette said. The new design could save the county more than $500 for each vehicle compared to the previous decal.
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