Forty new Richmond police cruisers were lined up in Chimborazo Park to help the Richmond Police Department announce its expanded take-home car program, which matches qualified uniformed officers who live in the city with a police car to take home. UPDATED WITH PHOTO [via]
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Police Chief Rodney Monroe said officers are being rewarded for making the commitment to live in the city. In return, the neighborhoods in which the officers reside get the added protection, peace of mind and visible presence of law enforcement next door. He said 145 of the 750 sworn officers reside in the city.
The 40 cars will be distributed among the city’s four precincts, and they join the existing take-home fleet of 20 cars. Only 15 cars were available for take-home use when Monroe arrived on the job in February 2005.