Little Rock Official Requests $10.5M to Update Police Fleet

June 15, 2017

Photo via Wikimedia/Piotrus
Photo via Wikimedia/Piotrus

The Little Rock (Ark.) city manager has recommended spending $10.5 million over the next five years to update the city's police fleet, reports the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

According to a memo from Bruce Moore, Little Rock city manager, 236 of the agency's 362 over-the-road vehicles have over 100,000 miles logged. Of these vehicles, 146 SUVs have over 150,000 miles and 61 SUVs have over 200,000 miles.

One point of interest is the agency's 80 patrol cars that are used 24 hours a day. Moore suggested the city purchase 60 additional vehicles so that patrol cars are only used for one shift a day, extending the service life of patrol vehicles from two to three years, to four to five years.

Moore also recommended replacing vehicles that have maintenance costs that exceed the procurement cost and assigning more vehicles to individual officers.

Click here to read the full memo.

Comments

  1. 1. Linda Groves, clerk/treas [ June 19, 2017 @ 07:25AM ]

    Do you ever give a car away to a smaller town? We have a population of 300 in town and our limits go 3 miles north to I-40 on Hwy 56 and south 1/4 mile. Our main tax income source has been closed for two years and are in the processing of reopening a new store at the I-40 & Hwy 56 location so we are really in need of instituting a police department. We just do not have the funds to purchase a vehicle.. We are located approximately 30 miles east of Shawnee, Ok.

 

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