Pa. City Approves Leasing Deal to Update Police Fleet

March 09, 2016

Photo via facebook/Wilkes-Barre PD
Photo via facebook/Wilkes-Barre PD

The City of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., council has approved the addition of 10 new police vehicles to update the aging fleet.

The city will lease the Ford Police Interceptors — five sedans, two SUVs, and three additional unmarked sedans — for $375,815, Citizens Voice reported.

The Police Chief said last year, the city spent $60,000 repairing old vehicles. The police fleet manager said with the number of vehicles out of service, its ratio of officers to cars was 6 to 1 — the new vehicles will change this to 3 to 1.

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