City accepts new police vehicle bids

Bids for three Chevrolet Tahoes for the police department were accepted Monday by the city council.

The council, which rejected all bids in December, approved a $133,270 bid from John Roley AutoCenter Levelland.

It was the only company to enter bids.

The company also submitted a $132,361 bid that did not include a modified prisoner compartment.

City Manager Rick Osburn said the city had added a request for 4-wheel drive, which increased the cost by about $2,000 per vehicle.

The need for more 4-wheel vehicles for the city became apparent in the recent blizzard, Osburn said.

Police Chief Toney Cowan said he asked for the modified prisoner compartment because it would be safer for both prisoners and officers.

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