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Vehicle and Heavy Equipment Fleet Replacement

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $2,000,000)

Vehicle and Heavy Equipment Fleet Replacement
The Anchorage Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency with responsibility for the Municipality of Anchorage, the largest metropolitan area in the State of Alaska. The local jurisdictional area is comprised of 288,189 citizens (40% of the population of the state) spread over a service area of 1900 square miles. APD became a National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) site in 2019.  The PSP was established by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to enhance federal support of state, local, and tribal law enforcement, and prosecution by enhancing public safety.  Through the PSP program, APD has expanded the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN), Crime Gun Intelligence Center efforts and advanced technology and crime capabilities.  Both the PSN and PSP partnerships help to combat violent crime in site areas with violent crime rates about the national average. 

The Anchorage Police Department Mission Statement is to protect and serve our community in the most professional and compassionate manner possible.  The department accomplishes its mission with a staff of 373 sworn officers (444 authorized positions) and 159 non-sworn support and administrative personnel (181 authorized positions).To assist the department in its daunting mission, APD utilizes a “Take-Home Car” program, where each officer is assigned a vehicle that they can take home at the end of each shift.  The program provides the community with expanded police availability, increased police presence and crime prevention, quicker response times, better police access to the community, decreased overtime, improved officer preparedness and efficient use of equipment creating a longer lifespan in vehicles.  With a robust take-home vehicle policy, the department deploys approximately 220 patrol vehicles and an additional 350 vehicles for sworn officers, detectives, Command staff, non-sworn and administrative staff.    The department is in dire need of enhancing and replacing vehicles that are beyond their life span.  This project will provide funding to replace and enhance the department’s current fleet vehicles that have exceeded their useful lifecycle with the enhancement of approximately 25 patrol vehicles Equipment Fleet Replacement.

Date Created: August 10, 2023