Alpharetta will spend more than $1 million to buy and outfit 24 police and fire vehicles and a motorcycle for its Department of Public Safety fleet. AJC FILE

Alpharetta to spend $1M on new vehicles

The Alpharetta City Council has approved spending $751,989 to buy 24 vehicles and one motorcycle to replace older vehicles in its Department of Public Safety fleet, and $256,011 to outfit them for city use.

The city will pay $583,885 for 20 Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicles from Wade Ford, according to a staff report to the council.

“This is the pursuit-rated version of the Ford Explorer, a mid-sized V6 SUV,” staff said. The vehicles will be used for front-line patrol functions and for detective and administrative police and fire needs.

Alpharetta also will spend $68,468 for two Ford F-150 pickup trucks for the community services unit from Allan Vigil Ford; $73,528 for two Chevrolet Tahoes for the police K9 unit from Hardy Chevrolet; and $26,108 for a Harley Davidson police motorcycle from Killer Creek Harley Davidson.

The Fords and Chevrolets are being purchased under state fleet contracts, while Killer Creek was one of three bidders for the motorcycle contract.