Sheriff rolls out new car

From staff reports.

Criminals in Clayton County have a new sight to fear, the black and gold marked vehicles of the county's sheriff's deputies.

On Wednesday Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill unveiled the first cruiser to bear the new color pattern. Hill said he expects the rest of the approximately 55 marked vehicles in his fleet to be converted in two and a half to three months.

The $20,000 cost of repainting the vehicles will be paid for by seized drug money. Each car also bears Hill's name, a decision he made after attending the National Sheriff's Association conference in Kentucky.

"I want the citizens to know who is responsible for the actions of my deputies in the vehicles," Hill said.