FLATWOODS, Ky. — If you have had the opportunity to cruise through the city of Flatwoods, Ky. lately, you may have spotted one of the new Flatwoods’ Police Department (FPD) vehicles. FPD has five new cruisers that have recently hit the city’s roads.
Members present at a special Flatwooods City Council meeting held Oct. 13, 2016, voted in favor lease five 2016 Dodge Chargers for FPD usage. Council voted to obtain a lease at PNC Bank rate of 2.90 percent to be paid on over the next three years to acquire the vehicles, according to Mayor Ron Fields.
“We have five new police vehicles. We’ve received four, the K-9 unit takes a little longer, because it has to have the cage, and all of the special things that are needed for the canine,” Fields said. “We obtained a lease from PNC Bank at 2.90 percent, and then at the end of the three years, we have the right the purchase them or turn them, and lease others.”
The Daily Times reached out to Scott Gillum, FPD Chief. However, Gillum was not available to comment.
Fields said the new vehicles will be helpful in their goal to become the safest city in Kentucky.
“These are all-wheel drive vehicles, and should be able to handle the winter weather very well,” he said. “We are the second safest city in Kentucky, and and our goal is to be number one. The number one safest city right now is a little city called Prospect, Kentucky. So these new vehicles will help the officers to do their job even more effectively and to ensure safety for the city of Flatwoods.”
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