New wheels for Burr Ridge police
Updated: April 22, 2013 2:47AM
BURR RIDGE — The Burr Ridge Village Board approved the purchase of five new police vehicles Monday.
But it will be several months before they’re seen on village streets.
Four sedans and an SUV in the current fleet will be replaced with new models, at a cost of $128,500.
The department’s 7-year-old SUV will be replaced with a new Ford Interceptor Utility Vehicle.
“We keep those a little longer because they’re sturdier vehicles,” said Police Chief John Madden.
The squad cars typically last three to four years.
“When it starts to get around 100,000 miles, I wouldn’t want to go past that for safety reasons,” he said.
Ford Interceptor police sedans will replace four cars in use.
If ordered in February, the cars will arrive in May, Madden said. Money for the new cars is included in the village’s proposed 2013-14 budget.