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Specially designed D.A.R.E. car draws statewide attention



Specially designed D.A.R.E. car draws statewide attention

The Wyandotte Nation Tribal Police Department’s DARE car has been turning heads not only in the Wyandotte area, but the state as well.

The car recently took home the first place trophy at the Oklahoma DARE Officers Association (ODOA) annual car show. The car show is a part of the organization’s recent annual conference.

DARE officers as well as the public have the opportunity to vote on their favorite DARE car. A Ford Mustang entered by the Choctaw Nation was third place and the Quapaw Marshall’s Dodge Challenger finished in second behind the WNTPD’s Chevy Camaro.

It was this sort of attention WNTPD Officer Ken Brodrick was hoping for when they came up with the design concept for the car to use as part of its efforts to reach kids.

The Chevy Camaro, purchased last June to replace the older DARE vehicle, features a design concept of fire and ice. The car shows ice melting from the front bumper toward the back of the car where fire highlights the vehicle. The fire represents drugs, bad decisions while the ice represents DARE teaming up with the police department and puts out the fire.

The vehicle also shows the DARE program logo, the tribal police department logo and several messages designed into different graphic elements, including a message “It’s easier to stay off drugs then to get off drugs.”

Last year, Prime Elements, based out of Carthage, Mo., took Brodrick’s concept and made it a reality by doing the design work on the car.

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