Kauai police to get new patrol cars under 5-year lease plan
(Image: Raycom Media)
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - The Kauai Police Department is getting new patrol cars after the County Council agreed to spend $890,000 over five years to acquire new Ford Explorers.
The Garden Island reports the council approved police Chief Darryl Perry's request for the vehicles in a unanimous vote last week. The council will spend $178,000 a year as part of the five-year lease-to-own agreement, and the money will come from an account designated for leased vehicles.
The department is now in its second year of a three-year vehicle replacement plan, which aims to purchase 15 police cars a year. Each vehicle costs between $50,000 and $55,000.
Assistant Police Chief Robert Gausepohl says the new vehicles will help ensure officers are able to respond to emergency situations safely.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.