LOWELL — Acting Superintendent Barry Golner and the Lowell Police Department unveiled a new traffic enforcement cruiser on Friday, aimed at boosting the visibility of traffic patrols while raising awareness of Breast Cancer.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a nationwide effort among police to raise awareness of breast cancer, the importance of early detection, and funds to aid research and recovery, and the cruiser is being deployed in an effort by Lowell Police to raise awareness.
The cruiser was painted using funds from the Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), which uses funds received from motor vehicle enforcement to increase the visibility of traffic safety patrols and to reduce crashes and dangerous driving by reminding drivers that police are on patrol.
“Breast Cancer can be a devastating diagnosis when not caught early, and it has touched so many families in Lowell we wanted to do what we can to help raise awareness of the importance of early detection,” said Acting Superintendent Golner. “The Lowell Police Department encourages everyone in the community to take health screenings and annual physicals seriously, and to drive carefully. We’ll be watching.”