Williston, ND (KEYZ) Thinking outside-the-box and just in time for the start of the new school year in Williston, the Williston Police Department launches a contest Friday for area students to design the three School Resource Officer patrol cars.

Beginning August 1, 2022, the Williston Police Department will be accepting design entries for the patrol cars. Entries will be accepted until September 30, 2022.

News Radio reached out to Public Information Officer Heather Cook for comment about this novel idea who said the department is "very excited about it."  "This is a first for our department to wrap a vehicle and a first having patrol cars fully dedicated to our SROs," said Cook.

One of the vehicles in the current Williston Police Department fleet / Williston Police Department
One of the vehicles in the current Williston Police Department fleet / Williston Police Department
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Patrol cars will be designed for grades K-6, 7-8, and 9-12.

Students enrolled in one of the following Williston Basin School District #7 schools are eligible to enter their own custom designs for their grade level’s patrol car:

  • Rickard Elementary
  • McVay Elementary
  • Wilkinson Elementary
  • Hagan Elementary
  • Lewis and Clark Elementary
  • Bakken Elementary
  • ASB Innovation Academy
  • Williston Middle School
  • Williston High School
One of the vehicles in the current Williston Police Department fleet / Williston Police Department
One of the vehicles in the current Williston Police Department fleet / Williston Police Department
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To enter the contest, students will need to use one of the design entry forms specific to their grade level. Contest entry forms can be found on the Williston Police Department website under the Community Engagement tab or can be picked up at the front desk of the Williston Police Department.

Once designs are completed, they can be dropped off at the Williston Police Department, Attn: Public Information Officer Heather Cook or emailed to cook@ci.williston.nd.us.

 

The selected winners’ artwork will be used in the design for creating the wraps for the three School Resource Officer patrol cars. Each winner will receive public recognition for their designs once the patrol car wraps are completed.

Winners will be chosen by October 14, 2022 and contacted.

Any questions regarding the contest can be directed to Public Information Officer Heather Cook at 701-577-1212, Ext. 5683.