Saskatoon police win 3rd in 'best dressed' cruiser contest

A Canadian law enforcement magazine has awarded Saskatoon third place in its 2015 Best Dressed Police Vehicles contest.

Police magazine Blue Line praises Saskatoon police patrol vehicles for design and functionality

Blue Line Magazine, a national law enforcement publication, has awarded Saskatoon third place in its 2015 Best Dressed Police Vehicle contest. (Facebook)

A Canadian law enforcement publication is recognizing the Saskatoon Police Service's new look for their vehicles.

Blue Line Magazine has awarded SPS third place in its Best Dressed Police Vehicles contest for 2015.

"We're thrilled that the new look has been ranked as the third Best Dressed Police Vehicle in the country," states a Friday post to the police service's Facebook page.

The Saskatoon police unveiled its new vehicles in May 2014. (Facebook)

The magazine praised the Saskatoon cars for such features as LED lighting, an emphasis on officer safety and an exterior design that allows "citizens to see at a glance the direction of travel in all kinds of weather."

According to a 2014 news release from the Saskatoon police, the vehicles were unveiled in May of that year and represented a shift from the Ford Crown Victoria model to the Taurus and Explorer models.

"The striping package was met with enthusiasm from both our own members and you, our community," states the Facebook post.

The Vancouver Police Department won first place in the competition and the Gatineau Police Service came in second.

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