The Florida Highway Patrol Wins First Place in Best Looking Cruiser Competition
Last updated 8/2/2023 at 12:50pm
FLORIDA – Today, the American Association of State Troopers (AAST) announced the winner of its 2023 America's Best Looking Cruiser Competition is the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
Florida beat out 46 other states, with California Highway Patrol, Nevada Highway Patrol, Indiana State Police, and Kentucky State Police rounding off the top five.
The FHP picture submission was taken by retired FHP Lieutenant Jeff Frost and featured a 2019 Dodge Charger at Gatorland in Orlando and featured a 15-year-old, 8.5 ft long, 180-lb female American alligator named Tamale.
"I am incredibly proud that the Florida Highway Patrol won first place in this year's competition," said FLHSMV Executive Director Dave Kerner. "I know that the effort displayed by those pushing us toward this victory came from a deep love and respect for the patrol and its history as Florida's finest."
"FHP was proud to have participated in this year's American Association of State Troopers Best Looking Cruiser Contest," said Colonel Gary Howze, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. "It's gratifying to see the inclusion and enthusiasm for supporting Florida by citizens, other partners, and our FHP members."
"FHP certainly deserves to be the winner of the Best-Looking Cruiser contest! They went all out with their media platforms, law enforcement partners and engaged the citizens of Florida to all get involved," said John Bagnardi, Executive Director American Association of State Troopers. "We are very proud to have the Black and Tan on our cover!"
The 2024 AAST calendar will feature FHP on its cover and will be available on their website.