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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County school police will soon get some new patrol cars.    

Wednesday the school board approved the purchase of 12 vehicles for about $21,000  each.     

Board member Darrel Ealum says he was skeptical at first, but understands the purchase is necessary to step up security, and have more of a presence on school campuses,  especially at elementary schools.    

"The more evaluation I've done, I felt we had to support this purchase.  We have approximately 20 vehicles now in our police force.  We only have four that are running," said Ealum.         

Board members say they're getting a better price on the cars by buying from a local Carl Gregory dealership.

 

 

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