Darien Police patrol vehicles have a new look

Darien Police patrol vehicles have a new look.

Darien Police patrol vehicles have a new look.

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DARIEN — Darien Police have new vechicles with a new look.

The 2021 replacement patrol cars are up-fitted and placed into service, with the graphics package has received a face lift.

The former and more simple “black and white” graphics has been in place for almost a decade and was originally designed for the Chevrolet Caprice model that the patrol division used to replace the Ford Crown Victoria which is no longer manufactured.

The smaller Chevrolet presented several challenges for daily police work and the decision was made by the department to move to the SUV based Ford Police Interceptor Utility in 2013, police said.

Although the vehicle platform changed at that time, the “Black and white” design remained.

Believing a fuller look was needed, police incorporated some updates. Changes to the new graphics on the 2021 patrol vehicles include the wording “Town of Darien” to replace just “Darien,” and the color blue has been incorporated into the design to represent the longstanding color associated with the Town of Darien.

As older vehicles are taken out of service, it is anticipated that over the next few years the entire patrol division fleet will be outfitted with the new look.