Pinehurst police cruiser wins top design award

Posted June 13, 2013

— The Village of Pinehurst Police Department has won an award from a national trade publication for the snappy design of its patrol cars.

The graphic look of the department’s blue-and-white Dodge Chargers is the grand prize winner of the 2013 International Police Vehicle Design Contest sponsored by Law & Order magazine. The department will receive the award in August during the Police Fleet Expo in Charlotte.

The design was spearheaded by Deputy Chief Floyd R. Thomas, who said the bright paint scheme and reflective materials are a functional feature.

“This is especially important at night in the Village of Pinehurst because traditionally there is no street lighting outside of the core of the village,” he said in a statement Thursday.

The design also includes a QR code that allows smartphone users to take a picture and link directly to the department’s website for information and updates.

The department began using the new design on its 2011 Chargers.


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  • pdjac1900 Jun 21, 2013

    Those are some beautiful cars. I was committing about two years ago on the cornflower color of the chargers. I just don't want to see that color or any other in hot pursuit of me. lol

  • CherryDarling Jun 20, 2013

    Not surprised... Pinehurst is where the rich and (some) famous live and play... :/

  • baldchip Jun 19, 2013

    Guys-those Chargers will fly too!! The graphics are awesome!!

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  • turkeydance Jun 17, 2013

    pinehurst pimpin'.

  • tmstubbs63 Jun 14, 2013

    That's my hometown!!!

  • pingmanreturns Jun 14, 2013

    Great looking car!!

  • bigredtruckman Jun 13, 2013

    Cary has some of the new Chargers as well and I was noticing yesterday that their graphics also translate very well to that body style. The new Chargers are good looking cars.

  • Plum Tuckered Jun 13, 2013

    Is that our tax money hard at work?

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  • kmanc4s Jun 13, 2013

    I can see why it won. That's the best looking Police Car I've ever seen!!!! Congratulations to the people who designed it!!