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54 police SUVs, other new vehicles hit city streets

New police SUVs are introduced to city through funding by CAP. (Provided, City of Cincinnati) New police SUVs are introduced to city through funding by CAP. (Provided, City of Cincinnati)
City Manager Harry Black introduced new vehicles to the city. (Provided, City of Cincinnati) City Manager Harry Black introduced new vehicles to the city. (Provided, City of Cincinnati)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

There are 54 new police SUVs on Cincinnati streets as part of a new plan to replace the city's old vehicles.

In 2016, the Capital Acceleration Program (CAP) was introduced as an innovative financing initiative to replace the city's old and deteriorated fleet of vehicles within 12 years. In addition, the program is helping the city save money, improve customer service delivery and enhance public safety.

CAP funded 54 police Ford Interceptors and 54 other vehicles including snow plows, pick-up trucks and utility vans this year.

This program will fund the replacement of police vehicles every five years, whereas the previous average was eight to ten years. 

 “Beyond the money we’re saving tax payers, this is really about giving police and fire the resources to do their jobs,” Mayor John Cranley stated. “The quality of our vehicles and equipment directly impacts the ability of our first responders to keep the city safe.”

Additionally, CAP will invest in further improvements in the city’s streets, providing funding for the resurfacing of roads, new street sweepers and dump trucks.

“What we’re doing through this program is investing not just in pieces of vehicles and equipment, but in our city by ensuring our staff is able to deliver the highest level of customer service possible,” City Manager Harry Black stated.

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