OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|INCIDENT:||DRAGG After School Program Unveils New Police Themed Vehicle|
|DATE/TIME:||10/31/17 0800 Hours|
|LOCATION:||Las Vegas Convention Center (SEMA Show)|
|PREPARED BY:||Sergeant Charles Woodruff, Sergeant Daniel Shrubb|
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Sergeant Charles Woodruff 805 385 8300
The DRAGG (Drag Racing Against Gangs and Graffiti) after school program has done it again! DRAGG, along with Ford Motor Company, have teamed up to design this new 2018 Police Themed Mustang like no other – and DRAGG is extremely honored to be a partner with Ford. The Mustang will be unveiled next week on October 31, 2017, at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In January, the DRAGG team submitted a project vehicle proposal to Ford and were chosen from thousands of other entries.
DRAGG was selected to build this 2018 Ford Ecoboost Mustang alongside several other teams that will be displaying their projects at the show for thousands to see. Along with Ford, DRAGG teamed up with several other after-market equipment companies to help design the vehicle. The Mustang, referred to as “The Guardian”, symbolizes the commitment of the police to the communities they serve.
The DRAGG program began here at the Oxnard Police Department in 2011 and continues to grow throughout Ventura County thanks to the Ventura County Office of Education. High school students attend the DRAGG program twice a week at facilities here in Oxnard, and Fillmore where students receive 5 to 10 credits per semester. The DRAGG program has graduated over 350 students and have awarded over 75 scholarships to further their educational endeavors.
DRAGG is also expanding its youth program to the Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Santa Barbara Police Departments.
Follow all the exciting action on DRAGG’s social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @draggteam, or visit www.draggteam.org .
DATE / TIME PREPARED: October 26, 2017 / 1045 hours