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Cornelius Police getting 5 new Ford F-150s

Sept. 6. By Dave Vieser. Five new Ford F-150 Police vehicles will be purchased for the Cornelius Police at a total cost of $279,668.97, following unanimous approval by the Town Board at their September 5 meeting. The new vehicles should arrive in October.

The department issued a bid for the five Police Responders, but since only one bid was received, they put the RFP out a second time and received a qualified bid from Duval Ford of Jacksonville, Fla. Police Chief David Baucom said the bid from Duvall Ford is $47,000 per vehicle which is within the budgeted amount.

Cornelius Police Department

Dana’s Safety Supply will be upfitting the vehicles with the new center console, lights, sirens, and installation of the equipment. The additional equipment is included in the bid price. The additional equipment for four of the five vehicles is $7,538.00 per vehicle. One of the vehicles will be for a K-9 unit, with the additional equipment for that vehicle totaling¬†$12,254.10.

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