Iowa motorists likely will be seeing more Iowa State Patrol cruisers along the interstate highway system in the coming months.
But it’s not because the state has expanded its vehicle fleet or hired more troopers. Instead, it’s an administrative change ordered by new Iowa Department of Public Safety Commissioner K. Brian London to put the ISP logo and emergency light bars atop half of the 70 previously unmarked cars that patrol Iowa’s highways.
Patrol spokesman Sgt. Scott Bright said the change-over is designed to increase the visibility of law enforcement officers on the state’s most-traveled roads.
“The governor wants more visibility and as a department we think the more visible we are out there, maybe people will start obeying the speed limit a little bit better,” Bright said. “We believe that it will help out because people will start seeing more officers out there.”
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