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Mantachie looking into shortage of police vehicles

Town leaders in Mantachie are trying to figure out what to do with an issue that is affecting how police officers get around.

Posted: Jan 2, 2019 7:43 PM
Updated: Jan 3, 2019 9:16 AM

MANTACHIE, Miss. (WTVA) - Town leaders in Mantachie are trying to figure out what to do with an issue that is affecting how police officers get around.

According to Police Chief Mark Roberts, the city has been down to only two vehicles for nearly two months.

“It's a little bit of a hassle, but it's nothing that we haven't done before," he said.

Roberts says a previous vehicle was taken off the road due to engine failure, and city leaders are debating whether they should repair it or replace it.

According to the police chief, he fears to replace the vehicle could cost taxpayers more.

"I would love to have a new fleet if they offered it to me. I would take it, but I also see what money is coming into the town so I think a used vehicle would probably be ideal,” he said.

Aldermen are meeting later this month to draw up the numbers and make a decision.

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