The North Judson Police Department once again has four patrol vehicles in its fleet. The town recently purchased two 2014 ½ Dodge Chargers to replace a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria and a 2013 Charger that were destroyed in a fire last October.
Their insurance company covered all but $3,800 of the vehicle replacement costs. Town Marshal Doug Vessely told the council last night they’re also reimbursing more than $17,000 in costs for unattached equipment that was in the two cars. That list includes rifles, shotguns, cameras, vests and other tactical gear.
The council approved the payment voucher for the cars and signed off on the proof of loss documents for the insurance company. The addition of two new cars mean North Judson likely won’t have to purchase patrol vehicles for another three to four years.