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Delaware County redevelopment commission gets new Ford Explorers for sheriff’s department

Delaware County redevelopment commission gets new Ford Explorers for sheriff’s department

MUNCIE, Ind. — The Delaware County Redevelopment Fee has approved the acquisition of 7 new Ford Explorer SUVs for use by the county sheriff’s division. Overall value of the order, by means of a lease to own agreement, was $378,550.

Commission member James King on Wednesday claimed the vehicles ended up bought through Hubler Ford in Muncie. He was instructed the police SUVs were being originally ordered on behalf of the Anderson Police Section, but he did not know why the sale to Anderson police did not go by.

Delaware County Sheriff Tony Skinner reported he appreciated the commissioners’ enable in obtaining the autos. The department fleet was in will need of an improve but its price range will allow for the order of just a few autos a calendar year.

Skinner stated his department nonetheless designs on acquiring the 3 vehicles budgeted for this year. The seven SUVs are presently in the county’s possession and will be outfitted with lights and decals for use in coming weeks. The seven Explorers will be added to the sheriff’s fleet for use as patrol automobiles.

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Muncie Police also are interested in making a order of the out there vehicles but no choice has however been built, according to Deputy Police Main Christopher Deegan.

He stated the metropolis law enforcement division did not want to miss out on a good opportunity to receive wanted autos, and regional law enforcement have had a fantastic operating romance with Hubler in the earlier.

King reported the county was fortuitous, specified broader supply issues, to discover the four-wheel-travel patrol vehicles with desired options, prepared for use.

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Skinner claimed the SUVs by now geared up with “police bundle” alternatives were a authentic obtain. Law enforcement autos with the significant-efficiency deals are commonly on purchase 6 to 8 months just before they are delivered to the department.

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David Penticuff is the community federal government reporter at the Star Push. Speak to him at [email protected].

This write-up initially appeared on Muncie Star Push: Delaware County sheriff gets 7 new autos, plans to get 3 extra