There are undercover police officers. Now, the RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador have what can be described as undercover police cars.
That's because a couple of new specialty cruisers have been added to the police force's provincial fleet to aid in the effort to curtail dangerous driving.
The RCMP says it should be harder to spot the vehicles, which are equipped with subdued decals, hidden antennas and unique lights and sirens, all designed to help catch speeders off-guard.
Sgt. David Ossinger, the officer in charge of N.L. RCMP Traffic Services, said the cars give "officers an advantage of allowing them to get a little closer to a violating driver.
"This increases the possibility of gathering more information to issue traffic tickets where warranted and, hopefully, curb bad driving behavior."
One of the new covert cars is already in service in the Holyrood area.
Sgt. Matthew Christie said police have already been able to increase enforcement activity with the new vehicle.
"In many instances, vehicles have passed our covert car while travelling more than 151 km/h. These drivers were immediately pulled over, had their licenses suspended, and their vehicles impounded."
The two modified Ford Interceptors were developed by Joe Dowden, vehicle installer for RCMP N.L.
The police said the first car already received positive comments from the public.
The second car will be put into service at a later date in another location in the province.