kyle, you are too funny
Good point on the confiscated vehicles - a number of west Texas counties use late model confiscated vehicles - never know what the local law might be driving.
Do they not work traffic on 77 & 59 ? So don't they confiscate any of the vehicles they stop? How about any money confiscated? Do they sell these seized vehicles? So where does this money go? Could they not specifically apply this money to go back into the purchase of vehicles, and just vehicles, use your grants and other monies for law enforcement equipment....just a thought.
Vehicles used by law enforcement are used much differently than vehicles used by the average citizen. At times they are driven hard and fast, and I'm not sure I would feel safe if I was a deputy betting my life on a used vehicle, in a high speed pursuit. Vehicles already in the fleet have a care and maintenance schedule that is followed helping to insure that they remains safe and up to the challenge. One could never be sure about an unknown vehicle bought with an abundance of miles and usage on it. I would expect that DPS maintains its vehicles well, considering they spend so much time on the highway, but again, it is an unknown.
VPD should never have used that East European car importer dealership...
Big thumbs up to the department for seeing the value of purchasing used vehicles!
All my vehicles have more than 100,000 miles on them, of course I don't drive them like law enforcement. Good maintenance keeps mine going and going and going!