Whitehall Police get new cars

B y Derek Liebig

 

The Whitehall Police Department has a few new weapons in its fight against crime.

The department recently purchased and received two cruisers-one new and one used to replace the departments older vehicles.

Three of the department’s previous vehicles were in poor condition and one hadn’t been used in nearly two years.

The department was going to repair one of its’ older Crown Victoria models but were able to replace it with a used 2004 Chevrolet Impala that was previously used by the Bellow Falls, VT Police Department.

The Impala cost the department $2200, approximately $200 more than it was going to cost to repair the older vehicle.

The department spent another $500 to have the lights removed from one of its older cars and installed on the newer Impala.

The other vehicle, a brand new 2011 Crown Victoria was leased from a car dealership Hillsborough, N.H.

Sergeant Richard LaChapelle said the department entered into a three year $7800 lease with an option to outright purchase the car after the third year for a $1.

The older Crown Victoria’s are expected to be sold while the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company has expressed interest in the old black and white Impala.

Chief Matthew Dickinson said at last week’s village board meeting that he is currently working on designing a logo for the cars and the entire fleet will share a uniform design and marking.

The department also received a grant to purchase two new computers for the vehicles, which are expected to arrive in the next few days. They are also going to install cages in each of the cars to separate occupants in the back seat from officers in the front.

With the two vehicles, the department now has three fully functional vehicles.

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Weekender – 05/27/16

Lakes Region Freepress – 05/27/16

Northshire Freepress – 05/27/16

North Country Freepress – 05/27/16

Classifieds 05/25/16

Town proposes solar moratorium

Solar front

By Dan King Whitehall town officials want to figure out some rules and regulations before allowing new solar projects to […]

Area communities plan Memorial Day services

Last year's memorial day parade

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Memorial Day will be the focus throughout the area this weekend. Various towns […]

Local towns take different approaches to animal control

Chickens

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Dogs, and cows, and horses – oh my. Loose animals are a concern […]

Stanley, Van Gelder top Class of 2016

DSC_0092

Valedictorian to study at Georgetown  Three years ago, Granville business teacher Terry Wheeler approached Brooke Stanley and asked her to […]

‘The Quarry’ opening soon

OCallahans3

By Krystle S. Morey Interior walls and the well-known wooden storefront of O’Callahan’s Irish Pub are coming down as owners […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 05/20/16

Northshire Freepress – 05/20/16