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Change in Color for Alice Police Department Patrol Cars

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The Alice Police Department is switching from blue patrol cars to black and whites -- and Police Chief Randy Weems says it's not just stylistic.

The chief said that studies have shown that black and white vehicles actually help reduce crime and the fear of crime, mainly because the black and white color scheme is more readily identifiable.

"Black and white police cars, the color scheme is readily identifiable, whether you're a citizen and they put you at ease because the law enforcement's in the area, or whether you're looking for an opportunity to commit a crime and you're a suspect," Weems said. "You're going to say, 'Hey, the police are in the area,' and you won't take that opportunity."

The new design of the Alice police cars also includes the city's new logo, as well as the colors of the Alice Independent School District to show support.

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