Saturday, 04 February 2023
Login |  Register 
MSC News National Headlines Sports Top Headlines CBS US News CBS Technology
Hiawatha Police to begin updating patrol fleet
12/01/2022

(KNZA)--The Hiawatha Police Department will begin the process of updating its aging patrol fleet.

Police Chief Mickey Gruber appeared before the Hiawatha City Commission Monday evening to request approval to purchase two new patrol vehicles.

The Department currently has eight vehicles in its fleet, with an average age of ten years and average mileage of around 105,000.

On the recommendation of Gruber, the Commission approved the purchase of a 2022 Dodge Durango from Supervisor Emergency Response Vehicle, of Andover, in the amount of $49,509, plus the purchase of a radio, in-car camera system and radar unit for the vehicle for an additional charge. In addition, the commission approved the purchase of a 2016 Dodge Charger from the Sac and Fox Police Department in the amount of $17,000, and the purchase of the in-car camera system. The total cost for the vehicles and equipment is not to exceed $82,700.

Gruber said there is funding available in his 2022 budget to cover the cost.

He said the purchases will greatly improve the overall reliability of their fleet of vehicles.

Gruber would also like to purchase a new patrol vehicle after the first of the year, with funding available in the 2023 budget.

In other business, the Commission approved an early retirement agreement with longtime Waste Water Superintendent Dave Grimm. Grimm's last day with the city will be January 3, 2023.

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Atchison fire leaves three businesses damaged
Weekend wreck sends Atchison driver to jail
Suspected spy balloon spotted locally
Firearm theft leaves three in custody
Texas woman sentenced in fatal Brown Co wreck
Mayetta woman arrested on drug charges
Motorcyclist injured in Jeff Co crash
Stolen car recovery leads to arrest
Lancaster man earns prison for child sex crimes
Humboldt man arrested on sexual assault charges
Wamego man identified in death investigation
Arrest made in Atchison burglaries and thefts
Suspicious death being investigated in Wamego
STL man charged for Atchison theft
Hearing set Saturday on proposal to close Wetmore school
Falls City utility customers to receive credit after error
USD 415, track company reach settlement agreement
Hiawatha philanthropist remembered
NTSB issues initial report on plane crash near Auburn
Arson ruled out in Atchison business fire probe

Click Here For All Stories


LATEST STORIES
Local magistrate judge vacancy filled
Arrest made in Atchison burglaries and thefts
Courthouse replumb approved in Jefferson Co
Missouri Congressman Graves opposes WOTUS Rule
Suspected spy balloon spotted locally
Sheriff warns of scams circulating
Texas woman sentenced in fatal Brown Co wreck
Arson ruled out in Atchison business fire probe
Stolen car recovery leads to arrest
USD 415, track company reach settlement agreement
Click Here For All Stories

©2023 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
KNZA - KLZA - KMZA - KTNC - KAIR
Powered by Radio Media Group
172.70.175.163