Bartow, Florida -- In Bartow, that deep booming sound may not be coming from someone's car stereo. It could be coming from one of the city's own police cruisers.
The department has started making some noise of its own, so to speak, to improve safety and response time.
When Bartow police officer Bryan Dorman is running code, cars just seem to get out of his way faster these days, he says, and the department believes the reason is a new siren system called "the Howler."
"I don't know if I could go back to a regular siren and feel safe with it," said Dorman.