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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.



 


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11/11/2014 - Fatal Shooting  
11/06/2014 - UPS Foundation Donates $20,000 to Children's Shelter  
11/04/2014 - Corrections Officer of the Month  
10/31/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Eight Deputies  
10/24/2014 - Criminal Domestic Violence Video  
10/21/2014 - Deputies Arrest Man for Sexually Assaulting Two Females  
10/18/2014 - Detectives Arrest Woman for Threatening to Use Destructive Device  
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  
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