Used Cars In Anderson Sc, The A team: Why Anderson County Sheriff’s Office vehicles come in many colors

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Used Cars In Anderson Sc – The question: Why do Anderson County Sheriff’s Office vehicles have many different colors? The answer: Different color schemes – three in patrol cars and some among other police vehicles – are the result of years of new vehicle changes, while older ones are gradually removed.

Gene Taylor, who served as Anderson County sheriff from 1989 to 2004, usually ordered black cars with racing lines. David Crenshaw, sheriff from 2004 to 2008, prefers white. John Skipper, sheriff from 2008 to 2016, tends to order traditional black with fewer lines.

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Second-year Sheriff Chad McBride said the latest addition to the ACSO fleet, which is now part of the county fleet, is charcoal.

“We have some input about the types and colors of the cars we buy, but now that we are part of the county fleet system, you will see more charcoal in the future,” McBride said. “It makes sense to unite as much as possible.”

“Personally, I like black. But over time, black vehicles tend to have paint problems and need to be repainted more often than something like charcoal,” McBride said. “That’s where the county moves, and charcoal must be an easy color to divert.”

Changes will be carried out in stages because the older cars in the 470-vehicle unit are phased out.

The department also operates unmarked cars in various colors.

McBride welcomes changes in fleet responsibility to other parties. “This is one thing to worry about, and it might save money from time to time,” he said.

Changes in the automotive industry are also reflected in the ACSO fleet. Ford ended the production of Crown Victoria (commonly called Crown Vic) in 2011, forcing the department to look for a replacement – often the Dodge Charger.

Vic’s rough crown is widely used by law enforcement because of its durability and performance. Ford stopped its large-engine cars mainly because they could not meet the changes in the standard Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) required by the federal government.

“The Crown Vic is a great car. I hope they don’t stop it,” McBride said. “It’s increasingly difficult to find replacement parts. We have Vic Crown which consists of three broken parts.”

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