Windsor sells police car for $1

Published 11:51 am Friday, August 16, 2013


WINDSOR—A newly formed police department in northern Virginia will soon receive an additional police car for the price of $1, thanks to the Town of Windsor.

The Windsor Council adopted a resolution Tuesday declaring a decommissioned police vehicle, a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria, as surplus property, thus allowing the Windsor Police Department to sell the vehicle for the low sum to the Quantico Police Department.

“Quantico’s small department currently owns one vehicle,” said Windsor Police Chief Vic Reynolds, “and desperately needs help.”

“This is a hardship case,” Reynolds went on. “Although the town is composed of only 40 acres, it is completely surrounded by the Quantico U. S. Marine Corp Base, making the police force quite active.

“They need another vehicle for a part-time officer until they can accumulate enough funds to purchase another one.

“Our vehicle, a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria, is not in the best of condition,” Reynolds added, “but it would help serve Quantico’s needs.”

Windsor had been looking into other means of disposing of police vehicles.

“Typically, Windsor has disposed of the decommissioned vehicles by auction or sale,” said Town Manager Michael Stallings. “But they bring very low prices, and we have been looking at other possibilities to dispose of them.”

Stallings added that selling the vehicle for $1 would satisfy provisions of town policy.

In another matter, council agreed to apply to the Virginia Department of Health-Office of Drinking Water for a $50,000 grant to upgrade and revise the town’s system map.

In other business, the town council:

• Will meet with the Virginia Department of Transportation on drainage issues in town;

• Received the quote on software for the Webcam project, and waiting on the hardware portion;

• Received from Isle of Wight the draft scope on Rte. 460 sidewalks, and will send to VDOT for review.