More retro police cruisers

retro_mpd.jpg Area police departments continue to turn back the clock on squad car designs. Last month, the State Patrol went back to its maroon and white look. Today, the Minneapolis Police Department took a stand for the retro look:

Says a news release this morning:

MPD will gradually replace its fleet of approximately 200 squad cars with these redesigned Fords which feature black front and rear ends with a large police badge on a white midsection. If this design looks familiar, it’s because it is. The black and white design was last seen on Minneapolis streets in 1973 when MPD drove Dodge Coronets. In 1974, MPD went to the current all-white design on its Plymouth Furys.

Pictures pending.