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Ottawa PD replacing squad cars with SUV’s

Posted by wlpo on August 6, 2014

The days of squad cars appears to be numbered with the Ottawa Police Department.  The police department is replacing two old Crown Victoria’s with more than 100,000 miles with a pair of 2015 Ford Explorers.

Ottawa Police Chief Brent Roalson says they like to get new vehicles every two years.  His plan is to eventually have a fleet of SUVs and says the larger vehicles haven’t shown to be that much less fuel efficient than the squad cars.

The new Explorers are $29,000 apiece.  The Ottawa City Council has approved the purchases.

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