Wonder if I can write “Super Goddess” across my windshield, cuz that would be way cool. BTW, who in their right mind names their kid Richard Dicks?! Dick Dicks?!
FLINT, Michigan — The two tops cops for the Flint Police Department won’t be too hard to spot.
Their titles are splashed in bright gold, foot-tall lettering across the back of their city-owned Tahoes
Within hours of accepting positions Monday as the city’s Interim Police Chief and Super Chief, David and Richard Dicks also were spotted with their fancy new rides.
And, there are no interim titles here — David Dick’s reads “Chief of Police”and his father, Flint’s Fire Chief Richard Dicks, has “Super Chief.”
And, just so you can see them coming and going — their titles are also proudly proclaimed on the front windshield and along the side.
“I wouldn’t want to parade around in that with everyone knowing who I am,” said Flint resident Mary Tyson of the less than inconspicuous vehicles.
Mayor Don Williamson said he wants residents to be able to identify police when they’re cruising the streets and under his directive all police officers “from now on will be in marked cars in full uniform.”
Of course, most police vehicles have decals identifying them, often including titles such as road patrol or sergeant, but none are as large as those on the Dickses’ vehicles.
The vehicles, according to Williamson, are not new. Former police Chief Gary Hagler, who retired on Monday, also had a car that was marked “police chief,” although it was considerably less prominent.
Flint Police Officer Association President Keith Speer said, however, that it’s normal for a department head to have a city car and he’s not concerned about the Dickses’.
“This just makes it more accountable because you know who is driving down the street,” he said.