San Francisco PD Struggles with Aging Fleet

May 08, 2017

Photo via Flickr/Richard Eriksson
Photo via Flickr/Richard Eriksson

The San Francisco Police Department is asking for 154 new patrol vehicles this budget cycle to replace its aging fleet. About one third of the nearly 1,000 marked and unmarked cars are more than 10 years old, and another 30% have more than 100,000 miles, the department’s deputy chief told ABC News.

In the past five years, the department asked for 630 new cars and received just 250, ABC News reported. The mayor is expected to approve 70 vehicle purchases this year.

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