This is what you don't want to see in your rear view mirror. The Village of Exeter recently purchased a new police vehicle and Saturday it saw it's first hours of service.
The vehicle, a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Edition, was purchased from Erdkamp Motors in Exeter. The old vehicle was traded in on the new purchase.
Village Board members chose the vehicle specifically because it has four-wheel drive along with a back seat and a storage area behind.
The vehicle was purchased with funds set aside specifically for a police car in the village budget. Unfortunately, some of the old radio equipment would not fit in the new vehicle however grant money was found to purchase the new equipment.
Village Marshal Mark McFarland and Brian McFarland have been working on converting the equipment from the old vehicle to the new vehicle. The decals were put in place on the car on Thursday, and after curing on Friday the car was ready for service on Saturday just in time for more snow and ice.