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.
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.
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