BPD expands police fleet, gets 61 new marked and unmarked vehicles

Posted at 3:45 PM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-14 15:45:40-05

Mayor Brown and Police Commissioner Derenda showed off an expanded police fleet in Buffalo on Wednesday.

Mayor Brown and Commissioner Derenda unveiled 61 marked and unmarked 2016 All-Wheel Drive Dodge Charger police pursuit-rated vehicles.

The first few cars were already out on the streets Wednesday morning.

"Public safety continues to be a priority in Buffalo and the new Dodge Chargers are just another way we are improving safety in our neighborhoods, while equipping our police officers with the latest equipment and technology needed to perform," said Mayor Brown. "I'm confident that by continuing to build a mixed police fleet in Buffalo, we will make our City even stronger, and safer."

Buffalo Police Department has been working to make a mixed fleet since April 2014 when Mayor Brown showcased 50 new black and white Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles.

With the newest vehicles, the BPD now has 216 marked vehicles and 134 unmarked vehicles. The fleet includes SUV's, sedans, pick-ups, specialty vehicles for SWAT, Buffalo Police Underwater Recovery Team, HMT, ERT, Command Bus, Skywatch, Segways and ten motorcyles.