The Smiths Falls Police Service is planning to replace one of its vehicles with a new Ford Explorer costing about $45,000.
Police Chief Mark McGillivray spoke to town councillors Jan. 9 to request pre-budget approval to buy the vehicle. He said the service normally replaces one vehicle each year “to keep our fleet healthy.”
Police forces have begun buying SUV-type vehicles, McGillivray explained, because new model sedans lack sufficient interior space to be suitable for police operations.
The new Ford should be on the road by the end of April.