3/6/18 – 7:38 A.M.
The Carey Police Department is upgrading the vehicle its K-9 officer travels around in. The Courier reports village council voted to replace a 2013 Ford Taurus with a 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe. The change allows an arresting officer to transport someone under arrest on their own, rather than waiting for another cruiser to show up.
The cost of the Tahoe is around $37,800, plus an extra $14,000 to outfit the SUV. Village Administrator Roy Johnson says repairing the Taurus would be costly since they would have to take out the K-9 cage assembly. The Taurus already has more than 120,000 miles on it.
Carey Police Chief Rich Kesler says they have money available from drug arrests and forfeitures to cover a part of the expenses.
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