REPLACEMENT OF POLICE VEHICLES PATROL DIVISION
Description: The department has an increasing need to maintain a stable and adequate fleet of patrol vehicles that are capable of high speed response to crimes in progress and pursuit abilities if needed. Aging vehicles with diminished capacity for high speed operations create undue risk and potential for liability. Maintaining a patrol fleet with a progressive replacement policy is paramount for risk-management for patrol operations.
Project Type: Public Safety – Police
Proposed Project Year: 2017
Estimated Cost: $700,000
Budget Funding and Sources: 6 Year SPLOST – $700,000
Other Notes: For a vehicle to be considered an authorized police vehicle, it has to be a pursuit rated vehicle and should be properly equipped with the necessary visual and audible warning equipment, communications, and protective equipment.
Estimated Cost per unit is $50,000.
The total project is for 14 replacement vehicles to be phased in over a three year period.
Current Status As of 0/0/0: We have ordered 12 new patrol vehicles and all but 3 have been put into service on the road in patrol.