Makeover for Mill Creek cop cars

Mill Creek squad cars are looking snazzier.

The department recently upgraded the graphics on all of its patrol cars. The new look started on a few cars in 2009, and the fleet is all matching as of this spring.

The new cars, one Chevy Tahoe and four Crown Vics, replaced 2007 models earlier this year. Many of the older cars had been in rotation 24 hours a day and had more than 100,000 miles, Mill Creek police detective Kyle Hughes said.

Here’s the fun part: The new rigs have LED lights instead of older lighting systems and a new color scheme.

The old design was green and black and could be confused with other agencies, Hughes said. Now, the cars are decked out in a blue and white gradient paint job, with black highlights and an image of a Mill Creek police badge.

“They’re uniquely Mill Creek now,” he said.

He also said the new cars were built under budget and on schedule.

“We are proud of the new vehicles and hope that the public is too,” he said.

Hughes and I had a long chat about the new cars on Thursday night. I’m planning an Our Towns story about them later this month.

Until then, you can check out the views of them to your right.

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