The Alpharetta Department of Public Works is getting 15 new utility vehicles and trucks and a motorcycle to equip its police and fire vehicle fleets. AJC FILE

Alpharetta to spend $574K on new public safety vehicles

The Alpharetta City Council has approved a $574,010 request by the Department of Public Safety to purchase 15 vehicles and a motorcycle, mostly to replace aging vehicles in its fleet.

The city will pay $329,497 to buy nine, front line, Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicles from Wade Ford, according to a staff report to the council. This continues a transition from Chevrolet Impalas, no longer manufactured, to Ford SUVs that started four years ago. The Interceptors are used as front-line police patrol vehicles as well as by detectives and police and fire administration.

Alpharetta also will pay $180,250 for five Ford F-150, four-wheel-drive pickup trucks from Alan Vigil Ford, staff said. Two will replace a pair of two-wheel-drive trucks used by the Criminal Investigations Division; two, to replace sedans; and one, for the city’s new assistant fire marshal. A Chevrolet Tahoe will be purchased for $37,867 from Hardy Chevrolet to replace a 2013 Tahoe used by the K9 unit.

All of the vehicles are being purchased under state contracts.

Lastly, Alpharetta will buy a Harley Davidson motorcycle to replace a 2009 BMW machine. Killer Creek Harley Davidson submitted the lowest of three quotes for the bike, $26,396, staff said.

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