LR city manager proposes $10 million polce car plan; no curb on commuting mentioned UPDATE | Arkansas Blog

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LR city manager proposes $10 million polce car plan; no curb on commuting mentioned UPDATE

Posted By on Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 7:26 AM

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Chelsea Boozer of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports this morning on Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore's proposal to spend $10 million over five years to buy 255 police cars on account of high mileage on the existing fleet.

Maybe we could cut down the mileage and slow replacement costs if 112 police cars weren't being used daily as commuter cars by cops who live in 26 cities such as Cabot, Greenbrier, Vilonia, Fountain Lake, Perryville, Bigelow, Floyd and Malvern.

No mention of an apparently discarded plan by Moore to limit commuter cars to officers within 25 miles of their jobs.

Wouldn't fewer commuters also mean more cars available in the motor pool to avoid "hot seating," the continuous use of the same car around the clock.

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