Janesville police officers pick black squad cars
Half of the city's fleet of squad cars are being replaced this year. While the police department decided to continue using the Chevy Impala as the platform, officers voted to change the color scheme to black.
Deputy Chief, Dan Davis, says Sgt. Todd Kleisner sought approval to allow the patrol division to vote on a new color. The top pick was black and white, but Davis says that would have cost more than a single color, so they settled on all black.
The first finished product debuted in the parade and the rest of the first nine cars to undergo the change will be on the street soon. Next year the second half of the fleet will be replaced with the "new look" squads.