City's Fuel Savings Allocated for Police, Fire Vehicles

August 27, 2015

Photo of Birmingham PD Chevrolet Caprice via YouTube.
Photo of Birmingham PD Chevrolet Caprice via YouTube.

The City of Birmingham (Ala.) will spend $1.9 million to purchase new police and fire vehicles with funds netted from a surplus created because fuel costs were substantially lower than projected, reports AL.com.

The City Council on Aug. 25 voted to transfer the money from a fund for fuel expenses to a fund for purchase of new vehicles in the 2016 budget.

The police department will add 30 market vehicles, 15 unmarked vehicles, and several motorcycles.

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