Mifflin Township Police Donate 2 Used Light Bars To Buckeye Lake Police Department


UPDATED: Tuesday July 30, 2013 3:59 PM

The Mifflin Township Police Department donated two strobe light bars for police cruisers to the Buckeye Lake Police Department.

The two used Whelen Emergency Light Bars were a surplus in the Mifflin Department and given as a gift.

The light bars cost $3,200 new, but the value of the two used ones cost $500 each.

“It is a privilege to give our surplus to a neighboring police department to enhance its officer safety,” Mifflin Township Acting Police Chief William Price said in a release Tuesday. “It is uncommon for one police department to help another for the overall good and savings of the citizens they serve.”

The Buckeye Lake Police Department are under budgetary constraints, prohibiting it from installing the light bars on the cruisers yet.

“They are running on a tighter budget than we are and are long overdue for these light bars,” Price said. “They are still using the old rotator lights which are hard to see.”

Buckeye Lake has a few light bars on its cruisers, but they are more than 12 years old.

It is unknown when the donated light bars will be installed due to the budgetary constraints.

Installation costs $275 for each light bar.

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