MNPD Increasing Visibility with Neighborhood Patrol Lights
August 22, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Police officers patrolling Nashville’s neighborhoods are about to become more visible.
Chief Steve Anderson today announced that new marked police cars are being equipped with light bars capable of displaying lower intensity non-flashing blue lights in a constant “on” position. These lights, which are most noticeable during the evening and nighttime hours, can be activated separately from full emergency flashing blue lights.
“The Neighborhood Patrol Lights are designed to help citizens be aware when officers are proactively patrolling neighborhoods as well as serve as a deterrent to crime by also letting would-be lawbreakers know that we are in the area,” Chief Anderson said.
Twenty new marked police cars assigned to the recently opened Midtown Hills Precinct are now equipped with Neighborhood Patrol Lights. Replacement police cars received by all precincts in the future will be equipped with the system.