At an event held in November, Mayor William R. Wild took the opportunity to highlight the Westland Police Department’s efforts at making Westland, not only a safer community but a greener place to live, work and play. On July 1, 2014, the Westland City Council approved the purchase of 20 new police vehicles to patrol the streets of Westland and keep our neighborhoods safe. They approved the purchase of 8 Ford Explorer Interceptor SUV’s and 12 Taurus Police vehicles. These new vehicles are more technologically advanced and more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly. All 20 vehicles are powered by E-85 gasoline which is more fuel efficient and results in less tailpipe emissions, reducing the overall carbon footprint of the City. At the November 25, 2014 event, Mayor Wild presented the coveted Mission: Green Eco-Award to the City of Westland Police Department recognizing their new green fleet and honoring their efforts at making our All-American City a greener place to live, work and play. Special thanks to service station owner Steven Hamade, pictured here with Mayor Wild and City administrators and elected officials. for offering E-85 at his station located at Warren Road and Newburgh Road; one of three such stations offering E-85 now in the City of Westland.