University Police Add New Cars To Fleet
Troy University students heading back to class may already have noticed new police cars driving around campus.
The university police department added three new cars to their fleet.
With the cost at around $25,000 each they tried to save money where they could, doing all the added work themselves like installing the lights. The lights were actually no cost to the department, they came from state surplus equipment.
Troy University Police Chief John McCall said, "Besides the pride they will see in the fact that their police department is not riding around in old beat up cars and stuff the students will see the benefits from them because the police officers will be out there more available. And they will be able to respond and little quicker and get to things."
Officers now have computers and updated equipment in their cars so they are able to write reports and check warrants more conveniently and not have to call dispatch.