The Faribault County Sheriff’s Department will be purchasing three new vehicles for their fleet after approval on Tuesday from the County Board.
Sheriff Mike Gormley and Chief Deputy Scott Adams brought a proposal to the Commissioners to take advantage of a state concession on police vehicles ordered this year. The concession is $1,800 per vehicle.
The Sheriff’s Office had $98,500 budgeted for squad car purchases this year. In addition, other savings with in the department have resulted in there being enough money to cover the purchase of three vehicles.
Purchasing the vehicles now means the next purchase of squad cars should take place in 2021 and the 2020 budged can be reduced accordingly.