Akron police will show off the new design for department vehicles Saturday.
Using a more traditional color scheme of a black vehicle with blue and metallic gold lettering, the design is the result of suggestions from members of the department, community and other city employees. It will be used on newly purchased Ford Explorer and Ford Taurus vehicles, which are expected to begin patrolling Akron roads within the next few months, the department said Thursday.
APD’s current fleet will retain the white paint with blue and gold stripes until those vehicles are replaced and taken out of service.
The public unveiling will occur from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday during the Winterfest at Lock 3 in downtown Akron. Also on display will be members of the department’s Police Explorers unit and its K9 Unit, which will stage demonstrations every half hour.