Gwinnett County police officers will use cruise lights when patrolling in their vehicles.
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department

Gwinnett police now using cruise lights during vehicle patrols

Don’t worry too quickly if you see a police car’s blue lights on behind you in Gwinnett County. As long as they’re not flashing, you’re probably in the clear.

The Gwinnett County Police Department is now using “cruise lights” during vehicle patrols. That means patrol cars will have dim, non-flashing blue lights lit on either end of the car’s light bar. 

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“The cruise lights are used to bring a level of comfort to the community that police officers are in the area and are there if you need us,” said Cpl. Michele Pihera, a department spokeswoman, in a press release.

Cruise lights are regularly used by departments across the country while checking neighborhoods, businesses and commercial areas, according to the department. This will be how Gwinnett County police use the lights as well.

Drivers who see a car with cruise lights on do not have to pull over. Flashing lights still mean you have to stop, however.

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