DPD patrol car gets school-inspired makeover

SLvsV ZZkGTThe ever-popular Christmas on the River Day Parade will have a new entrant this year as the Demopolis Police Department will utilize the event to unveil a recently made over patrol car.

The vehicle, which will be used by the DPD’s school resource officer Marcus Williams, features a customized wrap that highlights Demopolis City Schools.

“It symbolizes the Demopolis City Schools system,” DPD Chief Tommie Reese said. “It has a tiger on the hood and a ‘Go Tigers’ on the side.”

The car also features a picture of the DPD honor guard as well as messages that discourage texting and driving and drinking and driving.

The funding for the wrap came from money seized during a drug raid.

“This money was seized and confiscated from a local dope dealer,” Reese said. “We’re working hard to try and combat the ill-gotten gains of criminals and put it to good use to try to benefit our school system.”

The car will be utilized to escort Demopolis athletic teams to away games in addition to serving various roles throughout the community.