Sylvania Township trustees have approved the purchase of two vehicles for use by the police department’s detective’s bureau. According to the resolution each car must be at or below a purchase price of $20,000 and bought from a dealership in the township.
Deputy police chief Jim Rettig said the idea is that detectives don’t generally need high-performance vehicles sometimes required in patrol cars and when on surveillance assignments they don’t want an eye-catching car.
“The idea is to have a couple of dependable, but kind of run-of-the-mill cars for detectives to use.” he said. Chief Rettig added that the department has already purchased one.
“We gave the detectives the guidelines and told them to go shopping. After all, they’re going to be the ones using them.”
After a car was selected, the department had township mechanics look at it and it was purchased. The chief said it fit what the department was looking for and should be dependable for a number of years.
Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
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