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10-23-07, 03:07 AM
I work for a 31 man department that currently uses pool cars for an university police department. I am attempting to gather stats on the cost effectiveness of issued vehicles to each officer (31 total cars). I know if each officer has their own vehicle that it will be taken care of much better, the maintenance cost will go down, it will last longer, moral of the officers will increase and shift change will be faster. We currently have 5 cars that are issued to officers including the K9, 7 others that are for road use, 2 for the detectives and 2 that are only used for EVO. Of the 7 that we use for the road, 3 are not in very good shape and 3 are new this year, but have 17000 miles on them already. Of the others, they are do to be replaced also. I am trying to convince the chief that issued cars, even with the purchase of new equipment for them, will save money. I need help showing the figures to him. I have looked on the internet, but can't find what I'm looking for. Any help would be appreciated.
10-23-07, 03:26 AM
Could you check the local newspaper archives of departments which implemented a take-home program? Usually, departments do a pretty good job of justifying it to the local community, and there may even be some statistics included.
10-23-07, 03:32 AM
I have heard of departments doing studies on the issue but I doubt there is a published record of them. You might try contacting some departments that have a take home program. Most state police agencies have take homes. From what I have seen take home cars are somewhat a regional thing ie Florida, Indiana and the midwest; just to name a few.
I beleive New Jersey SP has a takehome program.
10-27-07, 06:41 AM
As does the Mass State Police
10-27-07, 02:59 PM
Provo , UT PD issues vehicles. Here's the number straight from the web: (801) 852 - 6210 will take you to dispatch. (801) 852-6205 will take you to the Patrol Division. Couldn't find anything as far as Administration.