HOT WHEELS: DPD upgrades school resource officer car
Published 4:03 pm Wednesday, December 3, 2014
An upgraded Demopolis Police Department patrol car will make its debut during Saturday’s Christmas on the River day parade.
The car features a wrap supporting the Demopolis City Schools with “Go Tigers” around the car, as well as a tiger on the hood. The car will be used by DPD’s School Resource Officer Marcus Williams.
DPD Chief Tommie Reese said the department used money seized in a drug deal to put a new wrap on the already-owned patrol car.
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“The money was seized and confiscated from a local dope dealer,” Reese said. “There was no cost to the taxpayers to do this. Most departments have a car designated to the SRO, so we wanted to do the same thing. It’s also a way for us to promote the school system with ‘Go Tigers’ and things like that written on it. I think it will be a hit, especially with the younger children.”