Vintage Titusville Police Cruiser Wins ‘Law and Order’ Magazine Recognition
By Kathy Reakes // September 9, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – You can’t miss the shiny 1949 Titusville Police Department’s vintage police car as it cruises down the roadways.
Refurnished to look exactly has it did years ago, the classic car recently was awarded “Best Vintage/Community Relations” vehicle by the national Law and Order magazine.
The car was selected from hundreds of police vehicles across the country during the annual Law and Order contest that includes categories of everything from best mission statement and mottos to best SUVs and Humvees.
“It’s one of our most popular outreach tools at community events,” said Chief John Lau.
The vintage design Titusville chose for their design was derived from old photographs of the city’s 1949 and 1950 Ford Sedans.
What is particularly unique about the vintage design is that they chose lettering that was hand-painted just as it would have been in 1949, the judges said.
The car is designed to help recognize the police department’s long history of service to the community.
The department was also recognized in the magazine’s 2010 contest for their “Best Off-Road” vehicle design.