State officials will hand over the keys to a new Ford Interceptor cop car to Kent Police Chief Michelle Lee on Tuesday in Cleveland's Progressive Field.
The was one of five departments statewide to receive a cruiser free of charge courtesy the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Office of Criminal Justice Services.
The state is awarding the vehicles to departments for their participation in the 2011 "Click it or Ticket" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" traffic enforcement campaigns.
Kent Police Capt. Paul Canfield said the car carries a sticker price of about $30,000 and will be used in the department's unmarked fleet.
"Because of that it ends up being no cost to us because we don’t have to equip it with lights," Canfield said. "Our fleet is always being turned over, whether it’s unmarked vehicles or marked vehicles. It’s definitely something we can use."
The state safety department will hand over the keys to the five winning departments before the Cleveland Indians take on the Oakland Athletics.