New look for Detroit police cars, new headquarters unveiled

Jun 28, 2013

Squad cars are getting a new look in Detroit. Going from this:

Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

To this:

The new look for the police cars was unveiled at the groundbreaking ceremony this morning at Detroit's new $60 million public safety headquarters.

The Detroit Free Press' Eric Lawrence has a twitterpic of the new building as well:

The building once was the temporary home of the MGM Grand Casino.

The new facility will house city police and fire operations, as well as IT Services, and Detroit's Homeland Security and Emergency Management office.

The project was funded through bond money. The old police headquarters has been plagued by falling plaster, lead-based paint, and frequent plumbing leaks. In 2005, the state had ordered the city to fix up the old building after workers complained.