Sequim PD cars arrive in force

Earlier this month, the Sequim Police Department’s three new 2014 Ford Interceptor SUVs arrived ready for action.

Sequim Police Chief Bill Dickinson speaks about one of three new Sequim police cars at the June 9 Sequim City Council meeting.

Earlier this month, the Sequim Police Department’s three new 2014 Ford Interceptor SUVs arrived ready for action.

Sequim Police Chief Bill Dickinson spoke about one of three new police cars at the June 9 Sequim City Council meeting.

Deputy Chief Sheri Crain said the department typically replaces two cars a year but has waited nearly four years due to the economy and to research and replace the discontinued Crown Victoria.

SPD’s average vehicle is meant to regularly patrol for about 10 years, she said, but some of the current cars have been more than 12 years on the road. Sequim City councilors approved purchasing two vehicles in December 2013, which were purchased for $88,000.

A third car outfitted similarly was purchased through a grant from the Department of Homeland Security and administered through the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office. Crain said three officers driving vehicles from 2005 or older will drive the new vehicles with new officers taking their cars.

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