The Gwinnett County Police Department is beginning to use non-flashing ‘cruise lights’ when patroling neighborhoods, commercial areas, and retail establishments. (Courtesy Gwinnett County Police Department)

Gwinnett police adding ‘cruise lights’ to patrol cars

The Gwinnett County Police Department is beginning to use ‘cruise lights’ on patrol cars. Cruise lights are non-flashing blue lights mounted on the top of the vehicle in the light bar. Many officers throughout the U.S. are using them while performing area checks of neighborhoods, commercial areas, and retail establishments.

The GCPD hopes the cruise lights help comfort the community by knowing police officers are in the area and are there if needed. Drivers who find a patrol car behind them using cruise lights do not need to pullover.

Cruise lights are not used during traffic stops. Blue lights used in traffic stops are always flashing. GCPD patrol cars use flashing blue and red lights that will flash from the light bar, push bumpers, headlights, and taillights.

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