|The Fort McCoy Police Department has three new squad
cars in its fleet.
The new vehicles help provide standardization and meet fleet efficiency
requirements, said Lt. Chris Henke.
Lt. Chris Henke of the Fort McCoy
Police Department with one of the new Class III sedans the
organization received to help update its fleet.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)
Henke, a Police Department lieutenant, said the sedans offer a full
police package and have improved suspension, upgraded electrical
systems and a flex fuel E-85 capability.
“The vehicles are able to handle all of our computer, battery, siren
and other electrical equipment needs,” Henke said. “The vehicles
also will offer potential savings on fuel consumption.”
Henke said the sedans are considered Class III vehicles and are
replacing the department’s Class IV vehicles, which are sport
utility vehicles (SUVs) and have a larger engine.
“The new vehicles will offer the same standard police equipment as
the remaining Class IV vehicles we have to ensure we have all the
necessary equipment we need to do our jobs,” Henke said. “The
graphic markings on the vehicles will be roughly the same as the
vehicles they’re replacing.”
The vehicles are white with blue lettering. Henke said they include
a “Dial 911” decal/inscription, which publicizes the emergency
number people should call on the installation.
Eventually, the plan is to replace all of the existing Class IV SUVs
with the new Class III vehicles. Henke said. An Installation
Management Command directive requires the department to reduce its
Class IV vehicle fleet.
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