CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – The Central Point Police Department is upgrading its fleet. In the next few months the agency will be getting about a dozen new patrol cars.
While not everything is set in stone just yet, Lt. Brian Day says they are working within their approved budget with no added cost to tax payers.
“The one thing that we want to do is use as much of the equipment that we have on those as possible and practical, so we are saving money on the back end,” Lt. Day said.
The cars are purchased straight from Ford and are specially built for the police department. The new vehicles could hit the streets in three to four months.
Anna Weeks is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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