Jun 10, 2015 12:53 PM by News Staff
Oroville police officers will soon be traveling the streets in some new patrol cars.
The city has purchased a fleet of 12 new vehicles, paid for by $500,000 generated from Oroville sewer fees. The city's finance director said the money will eventually be replenished from another fund.
Assistant Police Chief Al Byers says the new vehicles will help make officers more visible in the community.
"Basically, it's the officers' office space, it's where they live. So their excited having new living quarters that fit them a little better. The news vehicles have more room than a traditional car."
Three of the new vehicles are already in use and the others should be in service by the end of the summer.