Deciding on new police car

Members of the Centreville Village Council are debating whether to purchase a police vehicle to replace the current car.

The council is mulling the idea of a Chevy Tahoe. Council member Jeff Johnson said the vehicle – fitted with standard law-enforcement equipment – would cost about $ 35,000.

St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite has been involved in the process and has referred the council to a Department of Agricultural grant to potentially help with the purchase.

Additional discussion on the matter is expected at future meetings.

Meanwhile, the village is expected to continue its agreement with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department for police coverage.

The village’s current contract is $167,000 a year and expires next month.

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