By Sam Poe
Sunday, April 7, 2013 | 1:04 AM
|Employees at Ward's Wrecker Service apply decals to the new patrol car.|
The City of Haleyville recently purchased two new patrol cars for the Haleyville Police Department. The vehicles are 2013 Ford Police Interceptors, and the total cost is approximately $70,000 including all equipment and detailing. The units will be equipped with the most up to date equipment available, including in-car video systems and bi-directional radar units.
The units were purchased with money from the alcohol sales in Haleyville. The police department has not purchased new vehicles in two years, and one car that will be replaced currently has over 200,000 miles. Chief Kyle Reogas stated that he expects each of the vehicles to last twelve to fourteen years. The new units are expected to go into service in the coming week.