LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A second grader in Central Pennsylvania who helped design a police department’s newest ride says she’s hoping to bring some happiness to the streets.
Students at Yorkshire Elementary School got a sneak peak of the new Springettsbury Township police car on May 21.READ MORE: CHP Motorcycle Officer Involved In Traffic Collision On Eastbound 105 Freeway At Bellflower Boulevard
Tuleya McGovern’s brightly colored design was chosen from five finalists. Her message? The world needs love.
“The police car drives all around town and people could see it,” McGovern tells CBS affiliate WHP.
Bright and cheerful is not the normal description of a police car. But one York County Department is changing its look.https://t.co/BEKZXBEbbzREAD MORE: First Weekend Eligible Adults Can Receive Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot In Los Angeles County
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“The timing couldn’t be better,” says Lt. Brian Wilbur of the Springettsbury Township Police Department. “The world does need some love and some grace and some understanding and what better message to have on the side of a police car to portray that.”MORE NEWS: Man Shot And Killed By Huntington Police Saturday As Nearby Crowds Watched U.S. Open Of Surfing
The STPD hopes to make this an annual contest, rotating between its two school districts of York Suburban and Central York while helping to rotate its fleet of vehicles.