Wheaton initiates $15,750 proposal to replace old 2007 patrol car

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2012 Dodge Charger purchase to come out of city's general fund

The Wheaton Police Department plans to buy a 2012 Dodge Charger for $15,750 from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The Charger, which has between 50,000 and 55,000 miles, will replace the department's 2007 Crown Victoria Police Intercept, which has 97,000 miles, said Clint Clark, Wheaton police chief.

The city would do just as well with a used patrol car because it would save several thousand dollars, Clark said.

The city approved the patrol car purchase, and the Charger was one of six cars it reviewed, ranging from $13,150 to $17,250 and having similar mileage.

The money will come out of the general fund, said Marianne Witt, Wheaton city clerk.

The city will give a check to the Highway Patrol for the entire amount, Clark said.

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