NYPD nixing ‘Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect’ slogan on new patrol cars for crime-focused motto

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department will stop promoting “Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect” on the exterior of its patrol cars, dropping the three-word motto decades after it was adopted to repair fraying community relations.

Instead, the department is now outfitting all of its new patrol vehicles with a decal that reads: “Fighting Crime, Protecting The Public.”

A police spokesperson said the long-standing “CPR” slogan will be phased out as the department updates its vehicle fleet, with the new crime-focused messaging eventually decorating the rear windows of some 10,000 patrol cars. The spokesperson did not elaborate on what accounted for the change, which was first reported by Gothamist.

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