The American Association of State Troopers (AAST) is conducting its 10th annual “Best Looking Cruiser” contest. Started as a friendly competition between state agencies, this contest features picture submissions from 45 states depicting each of the state’s police cruisers in their natural habitats. The Illinois State Police entry is shown resting beneath a picturesque statue of Abraham Lincoln.
Last year, about 510,000 votes were cast in the contest, and Kentucky took home the prize for Best Looking Cruiser. Voting is all done electronically, and the survey can be found online. The poll will be open until July 31 at 11:00 a.m. CST. Last year, Illinois didn’t get sufficient votes to be featured in the following year’s calendar, so residents are encouraged to cast their votes for the Illinois State Police cruiser.