OXFORD – The Oxford Police Department unveiled its brand new police patrol cruiser Thursday, a 2009 Dodge Charger.
Out of the last four vehicles purchased by the Village of Oxford Police Department, the new cruiser is the first to be partially billed to the taxpayer.
“Four different police vehicles with over a decade of service costing only $8,000 to the local taxpayer – I think that’s still a tremendous deal,” said Oxford Police Chief Richard Nolan.
He said the new cruiser cost about $20,000 and would be refitted with over $20,000 worth of police equipment taken from the department’s retiring 2004 Impala. The move saves the PD the cost of buying the car’s computer, radar, light bar, siren, radio, shotgun, cage and many other internal modifications.