Abbeville Police Get New Cars

By: Cynthia Washington Email
By: Cynthia Washington Email

Abbeville residents will soon see a different car around town.

"We got two new Tahoes the police department paid for one of them and city bought the other one," said Chief of Police Mike Jones of the Abbeville Police Department.

But they are not ready to drive just yet.

"We are still awaiting equipment to furnish them one of them is down at a shop being fix now and the other one is going to be there next week but we had to have new cameras to film the police and the offenders," said Chief Jones.

These cars are replacing some old ones.

"We dead-lined one of them it was in bad shape and the other one we are keeping it for a spare now," said Chief Jones.

Although they just got two cars Chief Jones wants more.

"Well we are putting two more in for the budget hopefully we can get one if not we can possibly make it another year," said Chief Jones.

And the police chief has already decided who will be getting the new vehicles.

"One of my sergeants is going to get one and one of the patrolman," said Chief Jones.

He is hoping the new cars will be an incentive to officers.

"This is a good way to make them work hard especially the patrol officers if they work hard we will get them the equipment," said Chief Jones.

Police say patrol cars start to wear out every 150,000 miles.

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