Thursday, February 20, 2020

City council approves purchase of police equipment

Members of the Northville City Council met a new police officer and approved purchases for the department among other business during the Feb. 3 regular meeting.
Police Chief Alan Maciag introduced new officer Erin Larkin to the mayor and council members, noting that she has 17 years of experience with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department.

In addition, the council members approved the purchase of two 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe 4-wheel drive, pursuit-rated police vehicles using the Oakland County extendable purchasing contract in the amount of $75,226. The new vehicles will replace the 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2013 Ford Taurus that are currently in the police administrative fleet.
The council also approved the purchase of a drying cabinet for the police evidence processing room. The 3-foot Labconco protector evidence drying cabinet with UV light was chosen because it does not require water or a drain to operate, according to police officials. The stainless steel-lined cabinet has a secure ventilated area to dry evidence such as clothing and bedding, which is retained for DNA testing.
The cabinet was purchased under the State of Michigan contract for $6,407. Those funds will be reimbursed through the Michigan State Police Justice Assistance Grant, which was received by the department last year.