Lafayette Police Chosen for 2009 Hot Wheels Collector's Series
In February 2008, the Lafayette Police Department (LPD) was contacted by Hot Wheels, Inc. about using the current LPD patrol vehicle graphics for the Hot Wheels 2009 Collector's Series Cop Rods. LPD submitted several photos of the vehicle graphics along with other images associated with the LPD. Hot Wheels began initial design work and developed an interpretation of the LPD patrol car as a 1980's Corvette and incorporated the LPD uniform shoulder patch into the design by displaying it across the hood of the toy car. The manufacturing stage of the LPD Corvette is now complete and retail distribution is in its initial stages.The die-cast 1/64 scale car is already available at a small number of specialized collector series online. Mattel says that 10,000 units of the LPD car are available at Target Department Stores.