The Police Department allows 126 vehicles in the take-home program; 64
for out-of-city and 62 for in-city. Currently, there are only 109 vehicles in
the program due to assignment requirements and vehicle shortages.
62 of these are being used out-of-city and 47 are being used in-city. Due to
the needs of the Patrol program, APD has had to limit the number of vehicles
available for the Take Home program.
Take-home vehicles are generally marked vehicles and consist of Police
Interceptor Utilities, Police Interceptor sedans, Chevy Tahoes, and older-year
Take-home vehicles are deployed strategically based on geographical
analysis. APD aims for deployment that will result in high visibility,
deterrence of criminal activity, and the specific needs of the community.
For take-home vehicles that are used In-City only, vehicles are prioritized in the following order:
Residential Police Officer
- Community Oriented Policing Unit
Sworn staff assigned to other units
Take home vehicles that are used both In-City or Out-of-City are prioritized in the following order:
Special Operations Team
Criminal Investigation (Crimes Against Persons)
Intelligence and Homeland Security Unit
Internal Investigations Section
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