Blue Line Magazine's 2011 Best Dressed Police Vehicles

December 31, 2010
Top choice went to the new look and markings of the Winnipeg Police Service. The Blue Line judging panel chose this vehicle due to its ability to stand out and identify itself with the community.

Blue Line Magazine has announced the Best Dressed Police Vehicles in Canada for 2011.

Top choice went to the new look and markings of the Winnipeg Police Service. The Blue Line judging panel chose this vehicle due to its ability to stand out and identify itself with the community.

In choosing its basic colours it at first appears to be complying with the retro trend toward more use of black and white. In Winnipeg's case this trend was re-established but in a more unique fashion to better silhouette the lines of the police vehicle and make it readily identifiable in a variety of atmospheric and seasonal conditions consistent with their geography. Other aspects included the ability to identify the vehicle as a police vehicle in addition to identifying the community they serve.

Runners up for this category included;

Second Place - Stirling-Rawdon Police Service - Ontario Third Place - Rural Municipality of Vanscoy Police Service - Saskatchewan

BEST DRESSED TRIBAL POLICE VEHICLE

Long known for their artistic creativity the First Nations of Canada have always placed a high degree of interest in symbolism. No place is this more evident than in the police vehicles which patrol their communities. For this reason Tribal Police have been given a category of their own.

Best Dressed Tribal Police Category was given to Walpole Island Police Service.

Runners up for this category included;

Pessamit Police Service - Quebec Mistissini Police Service - Quebec

BEST DRESSED LAW ENFORCEMENT

This category recognizes vehicles in a non-police category that none-the-less fulfill a law enforcement duty to protect a segment of society.

The top recipient in this category was Fanshawe College Campus Security from London, Ontario. This vehicle was both distinctive and presented a clarity of purpose to the people they protect.

BEST DRESSED POLICE PROMOTIONAL

This category recognizes the real innovators of police car design. Frequently these vehicles have markings that help draw the eye and attention of segments of the community which the police wish to communicate a specific message.

This year Blue Line recognized the efforts of the New Westminster Police Service in British Columbia for its innovative manner in promoting their anti-vehicle theft program to their community. The promotion of their "Bait Car" program effectively communicates that auto theft is a big problem that they are ready to take aggressive action to address.

BACKGROUNDER

Blue Line's annual Best Dressed Police Vehicle competition is now in its sixth year and is a cooperation between the people who maintain PoliceCanada.ca and Blue Line Magazine. To find out more go to: www.policecanada.ca or www.blueline.ca.

Previous top place winners have been:

2006 - Port Moody Police Department 2007 - Windsor Police Service 2008 - Ontario Provincial Police 2009 - York Regional Police 2010 - Charlottetown Police Service

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