PTC buys 7 new police cars for fleet

PTC buys 7 new police cars for fleet

Peachtree City will be getting new police cruisers after a $199,290 bid was approved for seven new Chevy Caprice models last week.

The low bid came from Brannen Motor Company, who underbid the state contract holder by nearly $800 per vehicle. It was unanimously approved last week by the Peachtree City Council.

The city expects to spend another $196,000 equipping the seven new cars with video cameras, radios, graphics and other aftermarket accessories. The other accessories including emergency lights, sirens, prisoner cages, radars, gun mounts and a push bumper.

The new cars are needed to replace vehicles that are nearing the 100,000 mile mark on their total mileage, which is the industry standard for replacing police cruisers which receive heavy-duty use over substantial periods of time.

The new patrol cars will replace six 2007-model Ford Crown Victoria models and one 2008 Ford Crown Victoria, all of which will be outsourced to other city departments or sold at auction, city officials have indicated.

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Chevy Caprice?

Well, I hope they have a lot of money for maintaining them. They'll need it.

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They already have some in the fleet

Good cop cars from what I have read.

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Really?

That's truly surprising

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A new building

next to Home Plate has a shop that takes brand new public safety vehicles and loads 'em up. You can see it from 74 if you look over there. Some days you can see the newest in vehicles, all lined up, ready to get equipped. Don't know if this is where our work is being done, but it is mighty impressive to see the volume of business and where these cars are headed when finished. From all over the southeast.

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That's $56,470 for each...

patrol car after accessories.

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Is that a good price Cyclist?

I don't know, but figure it was probably a real competitive bid. $600 under the state price. I doubt there is much leeway on the accessories.

Looks like it has a lot more safety features than civilian cars based on the website I just looked at. Hopefully, I won't get a ride in the backseat, lol

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H & F - good price

Beats me. The total purchase for all those cars is just south of $400,000.

For a mere $150,000 more you can get a wore-out DC10 from FedEx. Show some cash, I can probably get that down to near $400,000. I really do think the broker is disparate.

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Cy & DC-10s

But surely they'd have to add FLIR & other stuff to do tfc surveillance--and do ya think they could get the clnc to do low level over PTC?

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Hey Gym

Sorry about the delay. The boss was single handedly improving Fayette County’s economy with the home improvement project.

Anyways, yes fly it low just like this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdpzjRqU814

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Cool

That was a cool video. Love the little old lady.

I had a vendor come in a few months ago to show off his remote controlled helicopter with a camera. We went outside and he flew this overhead and we were able to see everything on screen, real time. Not quite a drone, but certainly cool and could be utilized by police ect..

We ended up hiring the guy for a presentation that was quite impressive.

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Cy & Fly Lo

Oh yeah, that's plenty low enough!

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