EDMONTON — Edmonton police will soon be back in black.
Police Chief Rod Knecht said Saturday the service is switching to black and white cars, flashing retro colours in a bid to make police stand out on city streets.
The fresh paint was driven in large part due to public demand for increased police visibility, Knecht said during an appearance on Radio station 630 CHED. The black and white cruisers are better markers of police presence, he said, and the heightened visibility leads to increased feelings of public safety.
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