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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s a neck and neck Internet battle between the West Virginia State Police and the Ohio Highway Patrol. The contest is for the nations best looking state police cruiser. West Virginia State Police Spokesman Mike Baylous says they are hoping Mountain State residents will lift their chances.

“At this point in time, Ohio State Highway Patrol and us have separated from the pack a little bit,” Baylous said. “We just need to get a lot of votes out there and move that Ohio cruiser out of the left lane.”

The contest is sponsored by the American Association of State Troopers. Voting is happening on the Association’s Facebook page. Cruisers of 49 states are featured. Hawaii doesn’t have a state police agency.

“The winner gets their cruiser featured on the cover of the next newsletter of the American Association of State Troopers,” said Baylous. “That would help us with recruiting and give us some great exposure.”

Baylous said you can get involved in the contest by going to the West Virginia State Police Facebook page or searching the American Association of State Troopers Page. To vote simply “like” the cruiser of your choice. Voting continues through July 15.

“They can go there and get a look at all of the cruisers involved in the contest and vote for the best looking one, which is our blue and gold cruiser,” Baylous said.

The West Virginia State Police adopted the blue and gold color scheme on their cruisers in 1963 as part of the state’s Centennial Celebration and have kept the colors ever since.


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  • marlin

    wv has the best lookin cruiser by far compared to oh

  • Fern

    I stand by Ohio. The W.Va car just doesn't look right for a police car.

  • Ed Collins

    Wvsp hands down best looking.

  • Jonus Grumby

    The car looks too pretty to drive.

  • Joel Potts

    WVSP blue and gold

  • Tina Jenkins

    Wv the Blue and Gold .......hoot hoot !!!!!

  • Larry mc McKinney

    Wvsp blue and gold

  • Larry mc McKinney

    Blue and gold wvsp

  • Jeanette Reitz

    kingly blue beast

  • tonia goff

    blue and gold all the way

  • Against WV Patrol

    This is the only thing that WV could ever be first in. Everything else the state is dead last in. Sorry I forget about corruption.

    • Karma

      You are 100% correct. Sad -

    • WV Hillbilly

      "AGAINST.." MOVE your A.. to OHIO!

  • WVU 74

    Just voted for WVSP .... ôô

  • Steven Stiltner

    No contest WV is absolutely THE best. OH really pretty dull and drab.

  • Jonus Grumby

    A might sharp looking cruiser WV has. The winner in my book. I hope not to see one in my rear-view anytime soon with the blues on. Good luck WVSP!

  • Jason412

    I voted for Michigan. They're the only one I saw that was really unique. The old school light, and the "stop" fin on the front sealed the deal for me.