Calhoun City Council members approved the vehicle purchase on Feb. 13, as the department requested its need for a new vehicle.
“We are hoping to update the whole fleet,” said CPD Assistant Commander Tony Pyle. “We’ve had to make major repairs, which cause considerable cost.”
The CPD Chief Garry Moss echoed the sentiment.
“Our CID vehicles are getting old,” said Moss. “We need to start replacing those.”
Moss said that CPD needs a new crime vehicle, so that the officers can retrieve and transport evidence as needed.
“We need those to pick up evidence, so we decided to go ahead and purchase one because we got a really good deal on one.”
The CPD will use money from its asset seizure account No. 1 to purchase the vehicle.
“The asset seizure account is money that has been seized from drug deals and other illegal activities,” said Moss.
According to the Calhoun City Council minutes, the cost of the new criminal investigation vehicle was $24,661.80. The CPD currently has seven CID vehicles, and the new car will replace one of those.