An SRO with spirit



Jack Helvin, owner of Classic Collision, wanted to do something for the Oneonta Police Department.“They work for us 24/7 and do such a great job, I felt it only fair we give back,” said Helvin. He approached Oneonta Police Chief James Chapman, the school, and the city with a proposal: take the Student Resource Officer’s (SRO) vehicle and make it better. The finished product is a result of nearly a year of back-and-forth between the groups, with each entity signing off on the concept and design.

The art was airbrushed directly on the vehicle and took an artist 10 days to complete.“The group at Classic Collision is to be commended on the exceptional work they did. The SRO travels with groups from the school to events all over the state, and will symbolize the spirit of our city and the pride we have in our schools,” said Chapman.