'Good Night Lights Week' kicks off in Providence

Monday, May 21, 2018, marked the beginning of "Good Night Lights Week" in Providence. (WJAR)

Monday marked the beginning of "Good Night Lights Week" in Providence.

It was the first mission for some of the new Providence police cruisers, as the department recently got 72 new vehicles.

The $3 million investment includes new Ford Explorers, trucks, and a new Tahoe for the K-9 Explosive Detection Teams.

They turned their lights on for children at Hasbro Children's Hospital.

Authorities said Good Night Lights is the perfect first-assignment.

"They're the real heroes and the courageous people in the community,” Providence Police Commissioner Steven Pare said of the children. “And just to stop and acknowledge them and make their night special, is special for us."

Steve Brosnihan of Good Night Lights agreed.

"I know there are going to be some kids looking this way. They love this Monday night display from this department anyway,” he said. “Now, it's going to be better than ever."

On Wednesday, Dunkin’ Donuts will donate $1 to Hasbro Children's Hospital for every iced coffee sold in Rhode Island, as well as Bristol County, Massachusetts.

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