At the Monday night Clinton City Council meeting, a purchase of a new squad car for the police department was approved.
Police Chief Ben Lowers says the new vehicle will be an SUV model, staying along the lines of the types of vehicles already in their fleet. The newest vehicle will serve as the K-9 unit for their K-9 officer and his handler.
With the venture into the SUV model law enforcement vehicle, Chief Lowers says they provide officers much needed space with all the equipment they carry around every day.
Since all the SUV model vehicles are a newer trend to law enforcement, the exact length of life on them is unknown at this point but he anticipates not having to plan for vehicle purchases for another few years.