New BAPD vehicle design created by Sycamore High student


(December 18. 2020 - Blue Ash)

The Blue Ash Police Department has revealed a new vehicle design created by a Sycamore High School student.

Chief Scott Noel was looking for a modern upgrade for the police department vehicles and reached out to Sycamore High School Visual Arts Educator Elise Williams to see if her students might be interested in creating designs.

“The goal was to have the community engaged in the process and what better way than to have students involved,” said Chief Scott Noel. “We are glad to be able to work with our school district partners in this fun and creative way.”

Senior Abi Patel’s design was selected. He created a black background with grey Blue Ash Police badges near the front doors. The words “Blue Ash Police” are in grey on the doors with a blue line underneath. The rear of the vehicle has a similar design.

“I feel thrilled that my design was chosen,” said Patel. “I just knew that it needed something bold that stood out, and nothing with over-the-top graphics.”

As a thank you for their hard work, the non-profit Blue Ash Police Association has awarded Patel with a $500 scholarship and has donated  $250 to Sycamore Visual Arts to be used for the purchase of equipment for students.  

The new cruiser design can currently be seen on vehicle 206, a Ford Explorer. Two more cruisers with the new design will be hitting the streets of Blue Ash very soon.