A hot pink Maserati has joined the fleet of Westport police vehicles, and will be used by officers to drive local awareness of breast cancer — and the fight for a cure — during October.

The pink 2016 Maserati, on loan from Maserati of Westport with decal workby Fleet Auto Supply of West Haven, is not for formal patrols but will be used by police to support the national campaign to raise breast cancer awareness. It will also be a highlight at American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Sherwood Island on Oct. 18.

“The Police Department had the opportunity to partner with Maserati of Westport to provide this 2016 pink Maserati with the nationally recognized pink ribbon decal,” Assistant Police Chief Foti Koskinas said in a statement. “We have also joined with the Norwalk office of the American Cancer Society to show our continuing support for cancer awareness. We feel this is a unique way to show our commitment to an issue that affects us all, personally and professionally.”

More information about breast cancer and breast cancer screenings can be found at the American Cancer Society website, www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer.