Starke County Council Approves Sheriff’s Vehicle Purchase

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeStarke County Sheriff Bill Dulin can order one of two 2015 Ford Police Interceptor SUV’s he plans to buy for his department this year and a light bar to go on the vehicle. The Starke County Council last night approved that expenditure. The vehicle will replace the department’s high-mileage Dodge Durango, which will be reassigned to Starke County Coroner Adam Gray for use as a body transport vehicle. The Starke County Commissioners previously approved the purchase, but the council’s approval was needed to spend the money.

Last night the commissioners approved the purchase of a second, identical vehicle and a light bar. However, the council will need to approve the expenditure at their next meeting before Dulin can place the order. Their next regularly-scheduled meeting is Monday, March 17. The commissioners did advise Dulin some equipment from the previous patrol vehicles will need to be transferred into the new ones, and a new kennel for the department’s recently acquired K9 will need to be purchased with funds from the sheriff’s commissary fund.