The McAllen City Commission approved the purchase of additional police units for the city’s police department.
Officials announced the approval in Monday’s commission meeting.
In the upcoming weeks, the police department will be purchasing 25 brand new police units, including 21 patrol vehicles and 4 unmarked units.
The city police rotate the units, move vehicles through certain mileage points, and keep them maintained.
These additional 25 units have an estimated cost of 768 thousand dollars.
The purchase of the new units comes from a general fund for public service.
According to police chief Victor Rodriguez, his department plans to purchase 5 more units later this year.