Stop making police vehicles so dark and menacing
Toronto police recently unveiled a new colour scheme for their cruisers.
Instead of the traditional white, blue, and red, the city's fleet of vehicles will be replaced with grey cars, complete with black and white lettering.
And Toronto isn't the first city to make-over its cars. Police fleets in Vancouver and Calgary have both switched to a stealthy looking black and grey paint scheme.
In the view of Johnathon Vaughn Strebly, it's a step in the wrong direction.
Strebly is the president and ethics chair of Graphic Designers Canada and he argues that design creates reality.
Our police culture, how officers show up, needs to reflect who we are as a nation.- Johnathon Vaughn Strebly
He says police officers are courageous, responsible individuals who are integral to our safety and well-being, and he argues if they want to reflect that, it's time to lose the intimidating colour scheme on police fleets.
We need officers on the street engaging community, visiting schools, and chatting with seniors. Not lurking around, scaring the crap out of law-abiding citizens. - Johnathon Vaughn Strebly