Hondas hot hatch joins NSW Police
Honda’s most powerful road-going Civic has joined the NSW Police Force.
But, you don’t need to worry about seeing it in your rear view mirror with flashing lights, because this one-off Honda Civic Type R is purely about community engagement, to raise awareness of the Eyewatch social media initiative.
Wrapped in blue and red Police livery, the Type R is set apart by distinctive ‘Eyewatch’ logos.
The initiative was launched in 2012 to help connect local communities with their police via social media. Since its launch, almost one million Facebook users have connected using over 70 Eyewatch pages daily.
Eyewatch is used to offer crime prevention and safety tips, as well as seeking community assistance to help located missing or wanted people, and provide advice and information on local crimes, incidents and emergencies.
The 12-month sponsored partnership between Honda Australia and the NSW Police Force will see the hot hatch make appearances at schools and community events throughout the state, starting with the annual Fairfield Police and Community Expo this Saturday in Wetherill Park.
And, at the same time, law enforcement in Victoria are adding some German machinery to the ranks, with 15 specially adapted Passat 206 TSI wagons set to join the Victoria Police highway patrol and specialist divisions.
The new Passats are part of a fleet of 265 Volkswagen vehicles ordered by Victoria Police, with a majority consisting primarily of Passat 132 TSI Proline sedans and wagons.