Alpharetta will spend more than $108,000 to purchase a pickup truck and two SUVs for the Department of Public Safety. AJC FILE

Alpharetta spending $108K to buy public safety vehicles

The Alpharetta City Council has approved spending $108,270 to buy three vehicles for the Department of Public Safety.

Taking advantage of state vehicle contracts, Alpharetta will pay Alan Vigil Ford $41,347 for a Ford F-250 pickup truck for the Fire Battalion Chief; and Wade Ford $34,378 for a Ford Police Interceptor – a modified Ford Explorer – as a patrol vehicle.

Additionally, the city will pay Troncalli Automotive Group Inc., which submitted the lowest of three quotes, $32,545 for a Dodge Durango as an administrative vehicle.

The F-250 replaces a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe with more than 120,000 miles, while the Police Interceptor and Durango replace vehicles written off as total losses due to accidents; costs will be partly offset by insurance proceeds from at-fault drivers.

Alpharetta also will spend up to $31,925 purchasing and installing such emergency equipment as light bars, computer stands, radios, weapons racks, prisoner transport systems and graphics. The city will use its on-call contractor, Dana Safety Supply, for these services.

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