For months, Denver residents have been hearing the sob story about the city’s budget shortfall (despite its aggressive pursuit of parking tickets) and the importance of passing 2A to help stabilize the Denver budget. And, then, there are the million yard signs advocating for the tax hike for Denver’s families. But, despite the so-called shortfall, the Denver Police Department’s has a new toy, a low-rider squad car designed by students. Here’s what the Denver Post had to say about the absurdity: “It has everything a traditional squad car does, but it’s the details that make it pop — or drop.”
DPD’s second (yes, second) low-rider is painted deep blue and is equipped with 18-inch chrome rims, hydraulic lifts (these allow the driver to raise or lower the chassis), and a custom sound system with two sub-woofers in the trunk. To be fair, some of the time and funds dedicated to pimping this ride were donated by Colorado State Chapter of the National Latino Peace Officers Association and mechanics, so its only partially a boondoggle.
Amazingly, Denver’s Manager of Safety Alex Martinez said “the lowrider is just another way the police department can continue to create a relationship with the community.”