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City of Pawtucket Reinvests in Public Safety, New Police Vehicles

Pawtucket – In a considered effort to bolster public safety for its residents, the Pawtucket Police Department, with authorization from the City Council and Mayor’s Office, has been issued new police vehicles.

The new vehicles will feature 4-wheel drive capability, enabling the Department to be better suited to handle challenging weather conditions during the winter months. Back up cameras, which will assist officers in detecting people and other objects while reversing, is another added safety feature of the new vehicles. Additionally, the new vehicles will be more fuel-efficient, providing savings on the cost of fuel while leaving less of an environmental footprint.

“Enabling our patrol officers to react quicker, more safely and more efficiently when responding to calls is a win for the Pawtucket’s residents and the department,” said Chief of Police Paul King.

This year the City of Pawtucket has recently made significant investments in the interest of public safety. Besides the new police vehicles, the repaving of Pawtucket’s streets is also underway thanks to a road improvement bond which was approved by voters this past November.

“The safety of Pawtucket’s residents is of the utmost concern to me and my administration. By replenishing the City’s fleet of police vehicles, we are able to provide better service to the people of Pawtucket,” said Mayor Grebien.

The older, less efficient, Crown Victoria Police Interceptor vehicles are being phased out of the motor pool. The sale of these vehicles will also help defray the cost of the new vehicles. 

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