GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The deputies in Geneva County will be seeing some new patrol cars rolling up to their office.
With the use of county COVID-19 dollars, the department has just purchased four new Chevrolet Tahoes for a cost of around $200,000.
The vehicles still have to still be equipped with blue lights and other safety equipment before they hit the road.
With more than 600 square miles, road deputies will often put more than 300 miles on their vehicles per day.
Sheriff Helms says having his personnel on the road in vehicles with too many miles puts them and the general population in danger.
“And like I say during some work weeks, we’ll put on 1,200 to 1,400 a week. Most folks don’t put that on in a month. 25,000 to 35,000 miles a year so they don’t last long,” says Sheriff Helms.
At this time, Sheriff Helms says the new vehicles are being equipped with blue lights before they’ll appear on the road.