Police Vehicles

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Project Value: $114,982
City Allocation: $114,982

Project Description:

On June 16, 2011 of this year the Police Department (Department) applied to the SBF for grant funding in the amount of $35,315. This grant funding was requested for the purchase of (2) two Global Electric Motorcars (GEM). These GEM vehicles would be utilized by the Volunteers in Police Service and our Sworn staff to patrol City Parks, the walking trail, Riverbend Park, Bedrock Park, downtown parking patrol and during large public events such as the Salmon Festival and Feather Fiesta Days. These vehicles will allow the staff of the Department to patrol areas where more traditional Police vehicles are unable to access. These vehicles can also be utilized to transport equipment and personnel to remote areas along the Feather River.

The Police Department was authorized to purchase four (4) unmarked police vehicles at a cost of $79,667 in the 2011/12 budget cycle.

These vehicles will be used by the investigations unit and by administration. These vehicles were selected in an attempt to save the community the expense of additional fuel, averaging approximately 25 miles per gallon of fuel. The traditional vehicles used by Police average approximately 10 miles per gallon. The City will realize a significant savings in fuel over the life of these vehicles. These vehicles are becoming more common in law enforcement and are now becoming more traditionally used by administration and investigations.

Funding Sources:

  • SBF Funding
  • Funding for the four police department vehicles from the 2011/12 budget under line item 305-8400-7710 for $79,668

Milestones:

 Project Manager: Bill LaGrone 538-2472
 Council Goal: Sustainability
 Fiscal year: 2011/2012, 2012/2013
 Expected Completion Date: October 2011