Marana Police debuts new vehicles and design


The Marana Police Department debuted a new look on Friday as the first of their new silver Chevy Tahoes hit the road. In addition to the new color scheme, the vehicles have a new graphic design package.

Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema worked with Town of Marana Graphic Designer Ramon Armenta on the new design. Armenta, who played a major role in designing the new Town logo a few years back, presented a variety of designs and looks for the vehicle and worked with Marana Police Department to create the final design.

“We tried to give the vehicles a very clean, modern look that fits well with the brand we have created for the Town,” said Armenta.

Chief Rozema presented Armenta with vehicle designs he liked to serve as inspiration. Once Armenta presented his initial designs, Rozema picked his favorite and the two worked together to make some final adjustments. The final result placed emphasis on the word “Marana”, which is significantly larger than the previous designs.

Consistent with the older vehicles, the new Tahoes will continue to feature Marana Police Department’s motto of “Unparalleled Service, Unwavering Protection” and the department’s badge on the side of each vehicle.

The new silver paint scheme is less expensive than the previous black and white design.

The new SUVs are equipped with emergency lights, prisoner screens, communication laptops, prisoner seats, police consoles, storage boxes, emergency first aid equipment, blood borne pathogen kits and more.

The new vehicles have been on the road for just a few days, but the initial reaction has been mostly positive with a number of people on social media posting their support for the new design.

Only new vehicles placed into service will sport the new design. None of the existing vehicles will be repainted. By the end of the year 18 new vehicles will be added, in most cases replacing older vehicles that will be removed from use.