New Vehicles for Valdosta Police

Most of the new vehicles will be like patrol cars, or plain undercover cars.

Two new SUV’s will be given to K-9 officers, giving them the ability to transport suspects they arrest.

Until now, K-9 officers have had to call for another Valdosta officer to take the suspect away.

"In the back seat of the SUV, half the seat will be for suspects and there will be a guard screen there. The other half of the seat and the storage area in the back will be for the K-9 and we'll have storage in the very rear of the vehicle,” says Valdosta Police Spokesman Brian K. Childress.

The new patrol cars will replace Valdosta’s aging fleet and experts say the upgrades should keep repair costs low.