Baton Rouge police thank council, taxpayers for new wheels


Baton Rouge Police Department

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police department has added more than 70 new patrol cars to their depleted fleet with funds allocated by the city council.

A Friday Facebook post from the Baton Rouge Police Department says they’ve added 35 unmarked units and 38 marked units to their fleet.

The department thanked Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome and the Metro Council for the funding along with taxpayers.

The Advocate reported in 2017 that the average age of the department’s fleet had doubled since 2009. The newspaper says flooding in 2016 stretched the fleet even thinner when 93 units were destroyed.

It’s unclear how much the new vehicles cost.


Information from: The Advocate,

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