The La Paz County Board of Supervisors has authorized the purchase of 7 used Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicles.
The vehicles, which are used law enforcement-equipped Chevys, are being sold by the City of Avondale, AZ, which usually rotates vehicles out at around 60,000 to 70,000 miles, according to Lieutenant Richard Epps.
“The City of Avondale told me they serviced them every 3,000 to 4,000 miles, and that they’d rather send them to agencies like ours that need them than send them to auction,” Epps told the Supervisors.
“And these will be black and white,” added Sheriff Bill Risen. “We’ll continue on the color scheme of black and white. It’s a safer vehicle on the roads, studies have proven that people are more cognizant of black and white than a white car coming down the street, especially in Arizona, so we won’t change them from a black and white scheme. We will change the decals.”
The Supervisors had some questions, particularly around cost. District 2 Supervisor Duce Minor urged continued caution around spending, saying the County was in better shape than last year but not yet in a fully optimum financial condition.
But with safety in mind, the Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the purchase of the vehicles.