Miami Beach Police Unveil Pink Patrol Car for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The breast cancer awareness mobile is a fully functioning patrol car that will be featured in Breast Cancer Awareness Month events through October

By Janie Campbell
|  Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011  |  Updated 7:46 PM EDT
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MBPD Paint Patrol Car Pink for Breast Cancer

Miami Beach PD

Assistant Chief Raymond Martinez, Chief Carlos Noriega, and Detective Vivian Hernandez unveil one very pink patrol car.

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Hardened criminals need not fear the indignity of being apprehended by Miami Beach PD's new pepto-pink police car.

"No one's gonna be pulled over by it," laughed Detective Jenny Velazquez.

Rather, MBPD's latest patrol vehicle paint job is all about the ladies, a decidedly pastel tribute now parked outside headquarters in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Painted in script on over the left rear wheel: "Hope Always."

"We're keeping it," Velazquez said, "and every October we'll showcase it by driving it to different events."

The idea for the pink car was borne after Detective Vivian Hernandez's mother succumbed to the disease earlier this year.

"We decided to do a team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and it snowballed from there," Velazquez said.

The fully-functional pink patrol car will spend much of October parked in front of the police station, and will be featured in many breast cancer awareness events throughout the month -- including, naturally, the Race for the Cure on October 15.

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