APD debuts patrol vehicle featuring rainbow LGBT pride decals

A new Austin Police Department patrol vehicle featuring rainbow colors and phrases supporting the LGBT community is parked on 8th Street at APD Headquarters Friday July 15, 2016.    (JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
A new Austin Police Department patrol vehicle featuring rainbow colors and phrases supporting the LGBT community is parked on 8th Street at APD Headquarters Friday July 15, 2016. (JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

A vehicle featuring colorful new decals outside of the Austin Police Department’s headquarters is drawing attention. The patrol SUV features rainbow colors and phrases supporting the LGBT community. Click here to see more photos of the APD vehicle.

First reported by KVUE, the vehicle includes the words “Pride,” “Equality,” and “Peace” on the doors. A heart including “APD Pride 2016,” the police badge, as well as “APD” and “Police” are also in a rainbow color scheme.

According to a tweet by KVUE president and general manager Kristie Gonzales, the rims complete the rainbow-colored theme.

Austin Police Department hasn’t made an official press statement on the car, but did confirm to KXAN reporter Leslie Rangel on Twitter that the vehicle is new.

Author: Staff Writer

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