Officers assigned to new police trucks are Cpl. Jack Casias, left, and Cpl. Albert Rael, right, with LAPD Fleet Manager Cpl. David Boe standing at center. Courtesy/LAPD
The Los Alamos Police Department has added two new Ford F-150 trucks to its fleet of patrol vehicles. The 2013 crew cab trucks are a needed addition to the fleet given the versatility the vehicles provide to patrol officers traveling over rough terrain in the field.
The vehicles also allow for hauling items that would not normally fit in LAPD sport utility vehicles or sedans and have the capability of towing department utility trailers to scenes and special events.
“The Ford F-150 truck will allow us to safely traverse through difficult and remote terrain, while providing an economical solution to fit our fleet needs,” Cmdr. Preston Ballew said. “The trucks provide us everything our current vehicles do and more and are within a few hundred dollars of existing fleet vehicles. We also anticipate comparable fuel and maintenance expenses if not a little better given the Ford eco-boost engine. We will continue to evaluate our fleet needs and how we can maximize the benefit to the taxpayer while ensuring our ability to respond safely and effectively to better serve the public.”