More Mr. Bad Guy- Carrboro Police Department Shops Hollywood
for New Image
The Carrboro Police
Department is tired of being looked at as the bad guy and
has decided to give it's image a facelift. "Yes, we give
out speeding tickets, parking tickets, court summons and protection
orders.", The Carrboro News' undercover cop told us.
"But that doesn't make us the bad guys! We're just doing
with a top Hollywood screenwriter it became evident that a
change was necessary if the community was ever going to look
at the police officers with love and admiration again. "In
Hollywood white is good and black is bad. It's both evident
and obvious in every movie you see. We have been aligning
ourselves with the bad guys. Our old policecars were blue
with a white top(see photo). Our community strategist had
originally thought that having a white top would be just like
having a white hat which would leave no doubt that we're the
good guys! And maybe that was true in the past, but now that
we're in the future and everything is much more muddled a
mostly blue and white topped patrol car has an almost sinister
look to it.
Out With The Old...In With The New
Carrboro Police Department shows off the sleek new white
patrol car which has proven to soften the image of the
Carrboro Police Department. More streamlined and prettier-
it's sure to leave the old Blue and Whites in the dust.
that just like Mr. Clean, that bald earring throwback from
the 60's, we needed all-white vehicles. We ran into a slight
design glitch when we tried to apply the white detail work
on the white body. There just wasn't enough contrast between
the white and the white so we had to choose another color.
We originally wanted the detail work to be pink which would
make us less intimidating and make us more approachable, but
the pink just clashed too much with the black tires. We tried
to buy pink tires but they were way too expensive and would
have put us over budget. We were also very concerned about
our image in the newspapers and since most papers print in
black and white, a black and white police car would be much
more realistically photogenic when in the newspapers. We are
now equally photographic as a high gloss high end centerfold
or just in one of our local rags!"
A full color Glossy high end color photo and a black
and white newspaper photo.... Can you tell the difference?
As important as
the vehicular image is to a police department, the uniform
is even more so. With the new sleek image an officer with
a blue uniform mounting his patrol car would not be disimilar
to putting a square peg in a round hole. The uniforms had
to go but what to replace them with?
again the Hollywood image strategists were called in to oversee
the transformation. "It's very important for our officers
to be recognized as both officers and gentlemen. We want them
to be approachable and respected!" a clearly ecstatic
Carrboro Mayor told The Carrboro News. "After viewing
a few Hollywood tearjerkers the direction we needed to go
became evident. White uniforms it would be...."
and a Gentleman.......
Carrboro's finest proudly model their new uniforms.....
Hollywood-designed to seamlessly meld with the new patrol
cars- our men in white are now the envy of the Police