(Lander, Wyo.) – During his annual report to the Lander City Council, Police Chief Jim Carey asked for consideration to purchase at least three new patrol vehicles.
Carey said through the city’s mechanic, a plan has been devised to fit the vehicles into the budget, but it would take a commitment from the council to move forward.
Earlier this year during budget talks, the purchase of new police vehicles was scrapped as cash was tight. However, on Tuesday night Carey said he still had $25,000 set aside for vehicles.
Through a dealership that sells and equips police vehicles, Carey said he could get three new patrol cars for $23,000 a year over 60-month finance period. He said this clearly would fit his budget, but acknowledged that such a large purchase and longterm commitment would require the council’s backing.
The council took no action on his request during the meeting, and no members of council rasied any questions or concerns. Carey asked the board to think about it. Mayor Mick Wolfe and Council Dick Hudson were not present.