Bibb County Campus Police add 15 new police cars to its fleet. The cars are apart of the 2010 Capital Improvement Program funded by the Education Special Options Local Sales Tax.
Chief Daniel DeCoursey says, "What we've had to do in the past is sometimes we'd have some officers coming on later on in the day to handle traffic type situations. We'd actually have our officers sitting around and waiting to get a vehicle."
DeCoursey adds the new cars will help improve safety for all students.The cars are outfitted with emergency-related equipment, such as lights, sirens, and electronics.
ESPLOST funds also paid for 28 netbooks for officers. The computers will allow officers to connect to security cameras at each school. Officers also received 19 new 800 mHz radios for better communication between Bibb County Schools and other law enforcement agencies.
The 15 cars cost around $300,000.