New vehicles for Vanceburg Police Department

February 17, 2016
One of the new Ford Police Interceptor sedans delivered last week to the Vanceburg Police Department. - Photo by Dennis Brown

One of the new Ford Police Interceptor sedans delivered last week to the Vanceburg Police Department.
– Photo by Dennis Brown

If you’ve been through Vanceburg in the past week you may have noticed some new police cars.

Two brand new Ford Police Interceptor sedans and an SUV.

Delivery was made on the new vehicles last week.

Mayor Matt Ginn said the new vehicles are doing well for the department and have performed well in the snow. “They’re all-wheel drive,” he said.

The new vehicles replace two 2006 Ford Crown Victoria cars that had increasing mechanical problems..

The cost of the new police vehicles is $100,000 with about half of that through a grant and about half from the city’s general fund.

“The grant came from leftover funds,” Ginn said. “We had applied for this, and I wasn’t sure we would get it, but I received a call saying they had some leftover funds totaling about $50,000. That pays for 49 percent of the cost. It’s kind of like buy one, get one free.”

The Vanceburg Police Department has added three new vehicles to their fleet. Pictured with the vehicles are (L-R) Sgt. Joe Paul Gilbert, Chief Joe Billman and Mayor Matt Ginn. - Photo by Dennis Brown

The Vanceburg Police Department has added three new vehicles to their fleet. Pictured with the vehicles are (L-R) Sgt. Joe Paul Gilbert, Chief Joe Billman and Mayor Matt Ginn.
– Photo by Dennis Brown

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