BCPD placed second in the Police Vehicle Design Competition's federal or state agency cruiser category, and third in the special purpose vehicle/motorcycle category. The department was awarded $300, which will be donated to charity, and specially inscribed plaques.
More than 300 entries were received for the 12th annual competition, sponsored by Law and Order: The Magazine for Police Management and the 3M Co.
Describing BCPD's "functional and practical" cruiser design, the competition's judges cited the use of reflective material for easy night recognition and the enlarged word "Police." The judges also noted the design's resemblance in abstract to an eagle, the BC mascot.
BCPD finished second to the US Department of Treasury and Customs Service.
Judges for the motorcycle category praised the department's inclusion of the slogan "Together for a Safer Community" in the design, saying it underscored "the department's emphasis on service as well as reaching out to the college's students."
The police departments of San Antonio and Teaneck, NJ, respectively, took first and second place in the category.
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