VEHICLE MAKEOVER: City to change police car color

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s police cars are going to take on a new color next year. The Columbia City Board of Works unanimously approved to change from the current dark blue squad cars to white, as well as a new logo on the vehicles.“We’ve had the same color and striping package on the cars for a long time,” said Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh. “I think it’s time for a change.”Board of Works member Walt Crowder agreed.“Change sometimes motivates and changes people,” Crowder said. “I think this is a positive thing.”Switching from blue to white is not only going to give the cars a different look, but also save the city money, and the department will be able to receive new cars sooner.To read the rest of this story, see the November 20 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.