WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) - West Point police are looking to replace 16 vehicles used by patrol officers and detectives.
Police Chief Tim Brinkley tells WTVA-TV in Tupelo (http://bit.ly/VXIczT) that he is shopping online to replace the aging fleet - perhaps with some used vehicles.
A brand new vehicle fully outfitted for a police department's needs, such as a Chevrolet Tahoe, would run $30,000 to $35,000. Brinkley says that's one reason the department is looking at used vehicles.
He says the vehicles have accumulated thousands of miles at a rapid pace.
Brinkley says he hopes to have a couple of vehicles bought by the spring.
Information from: WTVA-TV, http://www.wtva.com
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