Tucson Police Need $21M to Replace Aging Fleet

December 28, 2016

Tucson City Council (Ariz.) is considering whether to put a half-cent sales tax increase on the ballot next May after a police vehicle leaked so much diesel fuel the Fire Department had to clean it up. The Tucson Police department estimates that around 63% of its patrol vehicles are beyond their recommended service life and up to 80% are due for replacement, reports Tucson.com.

If approved, the tax would generate an estimated $50 million annually, with $30 million of the revenue going into replacing equipment for the Police and Fire departments. The department has identified that an estimated $21.2 million is needed to replace its 260-vehicle fleet.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Recent Topics

I am looking for a used bucket truck for around $50k for our traffic division. The only stringent requirement is the 50' bucket work...

View Topic

I am requesting feedback on how often you replace street sweepers? Also, when you surplus the old sweeper, what has brought you the...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1126 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

The name given in the UK to a lease financing arrangement where the vehicle appears on the lessee's balance sheet and where the lessee has the option to purchase the leased asset at the end of the lease term for a nominal amount.

Read more


Managing a Police Fleet

How Chevrolet's Tahoe PPV Differs From its Retail Relative

By Michaela Kwoka-Coleman
For the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, tires are added to the vehicles that are capable of handling speeds of up to 134 mph and the brakes are adjusted to handle frequent stopping at high speeds.

Police Vehicles Pushed to the Limit in California

By Paul Clinton