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Major John Allard, PIO Office, 785-2415, 24-Hour Press Box: 799-2001, Ext. 1100

New Patrol Vehicle


The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will unveil to the public at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 a marked, police-package motor vehicle that now will serve as the agency’s standard patrol vehicle. The marked patrol vehicle will be unveiled during a car and motorcycle show that Finish Line Details will conduct at 1765-A Augusta Highway, Lexington.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said the new patrol motor vehicle will replace the Ford Crown Victoria, which served for many years as the agency’s standard patrol vehicle. The new patrol vehicle will feature a new standard color, new markings and new graphics.

Like many law enforcement agencies in the United States, the Sheriff’s Department had to choose a new make and model to use as the agency’s standard marked patrol vehicle because the Ford Motor Company in 2012 discontinued production of the Crown Victoria, Metts said.

The Sheriff’s Department conducted an extensive cost-benefit analysis of all police-package motor vehicles that law enforcement agencies can buy under contracts the state of South Carolina negotiated with motor vehicle manufacturers, Metts said. The agency reviewed recommendations made by the Lexington County Fleet Services Department, which performs maintenance and repair work on the Sheriff’s Department motor vehicle fleet. The agency also reviewed a 2012 Michigan State Police study of police-package motor vehicles.

The goal of the Sheriff’s Department was to identify the motor vehicle that would best meet the needs of deputies and taxpayers in Lexington County, Metts said.



 


10/06/2014 - White Knoll Business Coalition Open House  
09/29/2014 - Man Arrested for Robbing Two Convenience Stores and Trying to Rob One Discount Store  
09/25/2014 - Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
09/23/2014 - Man Charged with Burglary  
09/22/2014 - Shooting Incident  
09/22/2014 - Investigators Seek Citizens' Help in Investigating 2009 Murder  
09/17/2014 - Road Closures  
09/17/2014 - Detectives Arrest Man for Trying to Steal Two Motor Vehicles  
09/16/2014 - Sheriff's Department Donates More than $3,000 to Nancy K. Perry Children's Shelter  
09/11/2014 - Man Returned to Lexington County on Murder Charges  
09/09/2014 - Missing Person Investigation  
09/07/2014 - Woman Charged with Intentionally Setting Fire to Residence  
08/28/2014 - Fugitive Investigators Arrest Man Who Owed More Than $170,000 in Child Support Payments  
08/25/2014 - Sheriffs Department Donates Over 700 to United Way  
08/22/2014 - CrimeStoppers Tip Enables Detectives to File Charge  
08/19/2014 - Explorers Post 106 First Nighters Meeting  
08/19/2014 - Detectives Arrest Two Men for Stealing One Motor Vehicle and Stealing Items from Four Motor Vehicles  
08/14/2014 - Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Two Children  
08/08/2014 - Officer Involved Shooting Investigation  
08/07/2014 - Aviation Unit Recovers Stolen Vehicle During National Night Out  
08/04/2014 - Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Heroin Trafficking  
07/31/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Two Deputies  
07/28/2014 - Homeland Protection Certification  
07/25/2014 - Two Men Arrested in Convenience Store Robbery  
07/24/2014 - Explorer Post Wins National Award  


NEWS RELEASES


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