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Payson Switches to Leasing for Police Fleet

November 28, 2011

The Payson Police Department has switched to leasing its police fleet rather than purchasing and has received 18 new Ford Explorers, according to the Daily Herald. The department signed a five-year lease, with options every two years, after talking to other police departments and finding the lease option to be most cost effective.

Chief of Police Thomas Runyan wrote in a letter to residents that he had originally asked for $210,000 to replace five vehicles, the usual annual unit replacement count. He stated the lease program cost less than $150,000 per year for the entire fleet of 18 vehicles and necessary equipment. The old fleet consisted of vehicles from model-years 2001 to 2007.


  1. 1. Nina Hoffert [ November 28, 2011 @ 12:33PM ]

    I'd be interested in seeing the numbers on this anaylsis. Over say a five or ten year period, how can the costs be less to lease new vehicles every two years (primarily by taking advantage of the mfr warranty) than to drive them for another couple of years with reasonable maintenance?


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