New police vehicles to hit the roads in Huron TWP in mid April

Waiting to hit the roads, one of two new police cars receives the final touches before it's put to work. (Photo courtesy of Huron TWP Police Department)

Waiting to hit the roads, one of two new police cars receives the final touches before it’s put to work. (Photo courtesy of Huron TWP Police Department)

By Scott Bolthouse

 

Almost ready to hit the roads, the Huron Township Police Department’s Facebook page announced that it’s two brand new squad cars should be ready to go out on patrol by the second week in Apr.

According to the Huron TWP Police Department, the new vehicles will be replacing two cars in it’s current fleet that have over 130,000 miles on them. “The Explorer makes for safer traveling on the dirt roads of the Township,” said Huron TWP Police.

The Huron TWP Board of Trustees approved the purchase of these vehicle during it’s Dec. 11, 2013 meeting. The 2014 Ford Explorer 4×4 police interceptors cost $28,581.41 each, and are considered the most popular type of police cruiser  according to Motor Trend.

The Ford Explorer SUV police interceptor is also faster than a Chevrolet Tahoe interceptor, according to The Michigan State Police and The Detroit Free Press.

During the same Dec. 11 meeting, the board also approved the purchased of six X26E tasers for a total cost of $5,197 each. According to the manufacturer, “The TASER X26E ECD has transformed law enforcement and becoming a vital tool for patrol level law enforcement officers around the world. The X26 provides a wide variety of benefits to users.”  It is not confirmed yet whether or not the department is currently in possession of the new tasers.

The x26E taster

The x26E taster

 

 

 

 

 

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