But the pink police cruiser now patrolling the streets of Manassas Park might actually bring a smile and some funny looks instead of a sigh.
The small city has used donated materials to have a cruiser looking pretty in pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Manassas Police Community Resource Officer William "Quiz" Quesenberry said.
- See more pictures of the cruiser on the Manassas Park Police Department's Facebook page.
Several officers have volunteered to drive the patrol car as it makes appearances at community events in Northern Virginia this month and in November, he said.
The "Code Pink" cruiser even made it up to the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia earlier this month where officers said it was quite possibly the most photographed thing on display there.
The once-average cruiser's transformation was made possible by the following companies:
Pink striping and decals-The Sign Shop of Woodbridge
Window tinting- LA Tint of Manassas
Lightbar and auxiliary lighting - Tomar Electronics of Arizona
Installation of lighting systems- Communication Specialists of Fredericksburg
Transportation and maintenance-Performance Auto Body of Manassas Park
Flag patches-PT of Armor Fairfax
Pink Handcuffs: ASP-USA of Wisconsin
Pink cooler-GRIZZLY Coolers of Iowa
The cruiser will make an appearance at the Manassas Park High School home "Pink Out" football game on Friday.
Anyone wanting the cruiser to visit a breast cancer event this month can send an email to MPPD@Manassasparkva.gov.
The plan is for the cruiser to remain in service beyond October and into the foreseeable future, Quesenberry said.
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