Drug resistance education, especially for our children, has always been an important endeavor. Law enforcement officers understand the critical need to educate students early about the dangers of drugs, gangs and violence. In an effort to promote the local D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program in Robertson County, the local sheriff’s office commissioned us to design and install a vehicle wrap on their newest vehicle. We think you’ll agree the transformation from plain cop car to cool D.A.R.E. mobile was pretty exciting!
Over the past few years, we’ve been privileged to wrap a large variety of vehicles for the Robertson County Sheriff’s office. In addition to several D.A.R.E. cars, we’ve wrapped a large RV trailer command post, golf cart, Mustang and an ATV. We’ve also designed and applied graphics to a pop-up tent for the police officers. Each project has been unique, so we’re always excited when we receive their call!
To get this project started, our graphic designer talked with Sergeant Charlie Clark to discuss the vehicle wrap design. We’ve worked with Sergeant Clark on several D.A.R.E. wraps over the past few years. He explained that he wanted the black 2012 Chevrolet Impala to have the same general layout as the other recently wrapped D.A.R.E. cars, but with an entirely new theme. He even said, “Surprise me!” So needless to say … we were excited to get started! 🙂
Our graphic designer first created a proof to ensure Sergeant Clark was happy with the layout prior to printing and installation. We suggested the car be wrapped with a partial vehicle wrap with a cool, futuristic industrial-themed design. To keep a somewhat consistent look with the most recent D.A.R.E. vehicles, our designer placed the D.A.R.E. letters on the front doors and trunk, the Robertson County officers’ badge on the hood and rear doors, and the Robertson County Sheriff’s office decal on the rear panels. As you can see, the layout was designed to look great with the car’s original factory black paint.
Once Sergeant Clark gave us an enthusiastic thumbs up on the proof, we printed the vehicle wrap design on high performance vinyl with a protective UV gloss laminate for added protection from the sun. We installed the partial vinyl wrap on the vehicle, using care to align all the details exactly as the proof indicated.
This installation included wrapping the back door handles to create a complete look on the large gold-colored badge. We also installed white reflective contour cut decals for the D.A.R.E. letters on the front doors and the Robertson County Sheriff lettering on the rear panels and back bumper. The decals added a dimensional look that reflects light at night!
The newly wrapped Impala adds a unique and different look to the growing Robertson County D.A.R.E. fleet. Other D.A.R.E. cars we’ve recently wrapped for the sheriff’s office include the following themes: American Flag, split American flag/State of Tennessee flag, and The U.S. Constitution.
You can see these D.A.R.E. vehicles, driven by school resource officers, at Robertson County schools, in parades, at sporting events, in DARE competitions, and at other community functions. We truly enjoy working with the Robertson County Sheriff’s office and look forward to collaborating on new projects in the near future!
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From full and partial color change vehicle wraps, to advertising wraps, to spot graphics … we’ve got you covered. We service all of Middle Tennessee, including Clarksville, Hendersonville, Nashville, Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Franklin, and Spring Hill. We also offer branded interiors, logo signs, custom dimensional signs, architectural displays, and custom projects. Give us a call at (615) 595-6564 or click on the button below. Estimates are always free, so let’s get started today.
About the D.A.R.E. Program:
D.A.R.E. IS SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION EDUCATION AND MUCH MORE!
This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation’s school districts and in more than 52 countries around the world.
D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.