The Bridgewater Township Council approved the purchase of three new police vehicles at Monday's meeting, and if Councilman Howard Norgalis gets his way, the vehicles won't be identified in the same way township police cars have been for years.
The $88,472 contract with Mall Chevrolet purchases two 2014 Chevrolet Caprice police cars, and one 2014 Tahoe SUV. Funding for the vehicles comes from the proceeds of a Safe Corridor Grant received by the township.
Norgalis said the state no longer requires having "Township" on police vehicles, as it did when "Bridgewater wasn't on any maps," so he asked to have the cars simply identified as being "Bridgewater Police" vehicles.
Council President Christine Rose recommended forwarding the suggestion to Acting Chief of Police Manny Caravela for review.