NSW Police Vehicle Markings

 

New markings will be seen from 13 May 2002

NSW Police recently adopted the National Marking Scheme for all marked police vehicles.
The new markings have a chequer band stripe running the full length of the vehicle, the word “Police” and the police crest on each side, as well as the word “Police” across the bonnet and boot / rear door. The words “000 Emergency” also appear on the rear guard of each vehicle.
A retro fit program for appropriate Sydney metropolitan vehicles will occur from mid May to mid July 2002. Limited stocks of the old markings will still be available for repairs.

The major reasons for adopting the new markings are to align police vehicles with all other Australian police jurisdictions (using the internationally recognised police blue and white chequer band) and to improve police and public safety by day and night.

The new markings have a chequer band stripe running the full length of the vehicle, the word “Police” and the police crest on the doors.

The history behind the new markings dates back to the 1993 Pacific Zone Conference of Commissioners of Police, where it was resolved that motor vehicles and buildings of each jurisdiction would bear uniform signage. The Australasian Centre for Policing Research (ACPR) approved a national specification for police vehicle markings in 1995.
NSW police deferred adopting the new vehicle markings because of the cost involved due to the fact that they have the largest vehicle fleet in Australia. As the final Australian police force to adopt the markings, this decision makes the chequer band scheme a truly “national standard” in police vehicle markings.

The new markings are being introduced at the same time as other high visibility policing strategies

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