If you've wondered if those black-and-white police cruisers making their way around town belong to North Canton police, they most certainly do.
And the North Canton Police Department is pretty excited to add them to the fleet.
The two brand new 2012 Chevrolet Caprices will replace two Crown Victorias that have "well over 100,000 miles on them," Officer Mark Hipp said.
"We went back to black and white as a more traditional look to try to change it up a bit," Hipp said.
He said the department worked with the graphics company Repros to get the design just right. White vinyl graphics that read "North Canton Police" wrap over the doors of the all-black car.
All lights on the car are LED lights and use less energy.
"They're a lot brighter, too," Hipp said. "It's pretty much what everybody is going to now."
The light bar on the top also sits low, so Hipp said it will be more difficult for motorists to tell they're approaching a police car.
North Canton City Council had approved the purchase of the two cruisers in April. The state bid price is $25,772, Chief Stephan Wilder had written in a letter to the city administrator. Along with additional equipment, each car costs $27,726, for a total of $55,453.
Hipp said the department will continue to replace at least two cars each year but hopes to replace more next year.