The Daviess County Fiscal Court is accepting bids for five new all-wheel-drive utility police interception vehicles for the Sheriff’s Office.
The court will take bids until 2 p.m. June 25, when they will be opened and read publicly at the Daviess County Courthouse.
DCSO Chief Deputy Major Barry Smith said the DCSO’s usual order is to replace between four to six patrol vehicles every year.
“Usually around that number, it keeps us where we need to be as far as our aging vehicles go rotating out,” he said. “A lot of our patrol vehicles we put on about 25,000 to 30,000 miles a year on average.”
The cruisers get replaced in six or seven years after acquiring about 175,000 miles, Barry said.
“We usually buy that many vehicles every year just so we’re not buying a whole new fleet in one year, so we try to stage it out in our budget,” he said.
Barry said the department has about 40 vehicles currently and that includes transportation vehicles at the courthouse. Daviess County has 36 full-time sworn personnel.