PD Update to City Council

Mill Creek Police Department Provides Fleet Update to City Council
Posted on 02/28/2020

Acting Chief Scott Eastman described the current state of the Police Department’s fleet at the February 25, 2020 Council meeting. The current fleet, not including two soon-to-be delivered SUVs, consists of 18 vehicles.

In the 2019-2020 biennial budget, the City Council approved equipment replacement funds allowing the purchase of five additional vehicles.

Two Ford Police Interceptor SUVs were ordered in February 2019 and were delivered in early 2020. The vehicles are currently being outfitted with appropriate police equipment and will be in service within the next several weeks.

The City’s Police Department is also intending on utilizing the amended budget funds to purchase two vehicles before the fast-approaching state bid ordering deadline of March 31, 2020.

“The long-term goal is to have a fleet consisting of vehicles with less than 100,000 miles,” said Acting Chief Scott Eastman. “We’re also striving to operate with enough vehicles to limit the use of each primary patrol vehicle to 12 hours in any 24 hour period to decrease wear and tear.”

The Police Department will continue working hand in hand with City Council over the coming months to develop a strategic plan in regards to the purchase and management of police vehicles.