Goodbye to white and blue: the new NYPD patrol cars will have green stripes, other types of letters and of course they will be much more modern, especially as they have 360-degree camera systems. They will be active from 2024
For years, the NYPD patrol cars with their classic white and blue colors have been part of the urban landscape of the city and have been recognized worldwide by movies and TV shows.
But now that is going to change: the new NYPD patrol cars will also have green stripes, other types of letters and of course they will be much more modern, especially as they have 360-degree camera systems.
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— Blue Lives Matter 💎 (@RetiredNYCPD) January 25, 2023
“Even the icons need to be updated and changed from time to time,” said Commissioner Keechant Sewell, the first woman in that position since January 2022.
Sewell spoke Wednesday about the new vehicles during her State of the NYPD 2023 speech. The interior is also getting a facelift for what she calls a more efficient and comfortable work environment. QR codes will also be printed on the cars to facilitate their identification and, according to the commissioner, improve service to the public.
They are expected to start putting them on the streets next year. There was no indication at the time of the number of new vehicles to be purchased and the cost of the plan.
NYPD is the largest police department in the US with 56,000 members. It currently has more than 11,000 vehicles, Fox News detailed.
In 2021, an attempt to modernize the NYPD ended in failure when its plan for “robot dogs” (Digidogs) was rejected in the test phase by activists and politicians. Each team had two-way communication and artificial intelligence, using lights and cameras that allowed human agents to see “their surroundings in real time.”
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