Sheriff's department adds to fleet

Sheriff Alex Bakken requests purchase of used police ready Ford Explorers to fleet of patrol vehicles

In the midst of the United Auto Workers strike—which reached a tentative agreement with General Motors on October 30—law enforcement departments have had to be creative when it comes to restocking their fleet. Carbon County is no different.

At the October 17 meeting of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC), Sheriff Alex Bakken requested permission from the commissioner to purchase two used vehicles, both Ford Explorers which were already police packaged.

“It means they are ready to equip, there’s no retrofitting needed, we don’t need to modify them. They’re actually ready to go righ...


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