The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department will be getting a new vehicle.
Sheriff Jeff Richwine approached the commissioners this week to seek approval to purchase a Chevrolet Tahoe. He said an SUV would better suit the department.
“In a rural area like this, I think a four wheel drive would be great,” said Richwine. With the last two winters we’ve had, it would be a plus for the officers to be able to stay in their own police car rather than get into one of the Humvees or some of the other vehicles that we have.”
The price of the vehicle is $31,454 and will be purchased from a dealership in Fort Wayne. The sheriff’s department attempted to gather a local quote on the same vehicle, but Sheriff Richwine stated one was not made available to the department.
The money will come from a grant and funding from two line items in the budget. The commissioners unanimously approved the request.