Police request vehicle purchases, upgrades for next year

St. Marys City Police Chief Todd Caltagarone requested the purchase of a new SUV for the department during a recent budget meeting with members of the St. Marys City Council.The department is hoping to replace its 2008 Ford Expedition SUV at a cost of $38,000, which they will keep as a utility vehicle for use by the canine unit.The SMPD currently has a fleet of six vehicles and did not purchase any new vehicles in 2013. They plan to purchase three new vehicles in 2015.