WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — In honor of Autism Awareness Month in April, the Warwick Police Department has transformed one of their cruisers to pay tribute to the community.

According to a recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that 1 in 36 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

In an effort to raise awareness and show support for the local autism community, Warwick police collaborated with Bori Graphix to design a customized cruiser.

In addition, the department has trained their officers to better serve and protect individuals with autism and other disabilities.

The cruiser will be displayed around the city at various events, including festivals.

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