New Cars Approved for LCSD

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department proposed some budget changes at Monday's supervisor meeting.

Following the closure of the Lauderdale County Youth Detention Center, some funds have opened up that once were going toward personnel and upkeep at the Detention Center, and Sheriff Billy Sollie made some suggestions about where to use that money.

The board approved three new Dodge Chargers to add to the patrol fleet, and Sollie says in the future, the department will be putting less money into the juvenile detention budget.

"We believe that Lauderdale County is going to save money," says Sollie, "as well as provide an environment for our youth to be detained in."

The budget amendment also calls for funds to go toward ankle bracelets to monitor youthful offenders.


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  • by Approval Location: meridian on Apr 17, 2012 at 07:31 PM
    I am glad the sheriff and police dept. are getting new cars. Long overdue.Good to know some of the DRUG money is being put to good use!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2012 at 03:05 AM
    i think the main goal is to do away with all the crown vics and have all dodge chargers
  • by blue ivy's friend(red door) Location: meridian on Apr 16, 2012 at 08:11 PM
    these cars better be transformers useing all our hard earned money on them even though yall have kids in school that dont have all the stuff they need to be succesful then some people blame all the robberies on us blacks but no just spend all our money on NORTHWEST POPLAR SPRINGS AND MOST OF ALL .... DUMONT PLAZA AND CARS BECAUSE THATS ALL TYHAT MATTERS you police officers need some bikes
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      by Lady Blue on Apr 19, 2012 at 09:03 PM in reply to blue ivy's friend(red door)
      One hotty toddy ignorant... it's not MPD, it's the LCSD for one. That means they don't chase hoodlums through Highland or the park to keep them in one place... Deputies drive the whole COUNTY, not Meridian. The county is 715.28 square miles with only 1.65% is water (that's including the city of Meridian). It doesn't take much to put 100,000 miles on a car & lot of maintenance. Plus, it seems like you didn't read the article, so you're putting a lot of ignorant, non-thought into a lot of nothing. The money for these cars are from monies saved from the juvenile center among other things. I don't think you can do a high speed chase across the county on a bike... get real... & stop it with all the race issue.
  • by Blue IVY Location: meridian on Apr 16, 2012 at 08:01 PM
    I THINK THE CARS WILL COME IN HANDY WHEN CHASING ALL THE HOODLUMS THROUGH HIGHLAND PARK. OR MAYBE YOU CAN JUST CIRCLE AROUND THE PARK IN THOSE PRETTY LITTLE SUPED UP CARS TO KEEP THOSE JUVENILE HOODLUMS IN ONE PLACE.
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