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MOUNT PROSPECT POLICE DEPARTMENT <br />FORMAL MEMORANDUM <br />TO: MR. MICHAEL JANONIS <br />VILLAGE MANAGER <br />FROM: CHIEF TIMOTHY JANOWICK <br />CHF 14 -63 <br />CONTROL NUMBER <br />0 1)0 HMS <br />SUBJECT: 2014 VEHICLE PURCHASE AND EVALUATION CRITERION <br />DATE: JULY 9, 2014 <br />REQUEST TO PURCHASE ONE (1) 2014 DODGE CHARGER PURSUIT <br />UNMARKED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE <br />The Police Department is scheduled for the replacement of one (1) 2006 Ford Police Interceptor <br />sedan this fiscal year. The vehicle being replaced currently serves as an unmarked traffic <br />enforcement squad car. The Department is seeking to replace the 2006 Ford Police Interceptor <br />with a similar type vehicle for use as an unmarked frontline patrol / traffic enforcement squad <br />car. The Police Department would like to proceed with the purchase of a 2014 Dodge Charger <br />AWD Pursuit Vehicle at the July 15, 2014 Regular Meeting of the Village Board. <br />Please find attached the April 8, 2014 memorandum from Chief Michael Semkiu requesting the <br />purchase of a 2014 Dodge Charger AWD Pursuit Vehicle (CHF 14 -38). In addition, please find <br />attached the July 9, 2014 memorandum from Deputy Chief Timothy Griffin (ADM 14 -123) <br />outlining the Police Department's evaluation criterion for the 2014 Dodge Charger AWD Pursuit <br />Vehicle to be used in conjunction with an evaluation of the vehicle by Mr. Jim Breitzman, the <br />Public Works Department Vehicle Maintenance Superintendent. I continue the endorsement of <br />the 2014 Dodge Charger AWD Pursuit Vehicle originally submitted by Chief Semkiu based on <br />the criterion established in both memoranda. <br />As the Police Department prepares the FY2015 budget, we will conduct a needs analysis of the <br />Department's entire fleet to determine the appropriate number and distribution of vehicle makes <br />and models amongst the nine (9) replacement vehicles budgeted. The analysis will examine the <br />need to replace all nine (9) vehicles, establish a ratio of sedans and SUVs, and determine if any <br />special needs exist within the agency that are currently unmet. In addition, the evaluation of the <br />2014 Dodge Charger AWD Pursuit Vehicle will assist staff in developing the purchase <br />recommendation for FY2015. <br />Recommendation <br />Staff recommends purchasing a 2014 Dodge Charger AWD Pursuit Vehicle to replace the 2006 <br />Ford Police Interceptor based on the criterion and justifications outlined in the attached <br />memoranda. /I <br />Timo by Jano 'e . Chief f Police <br />Page 1 of 2 <br />With COURAGE we protect, with COMPASSION we serve. <br />