Laguna Vista gets new police vehicle

LAGUNA VISTA — The town has a new police vehicle to add to its fleet.

The new 2016 Ford Explorer police unit for the Laguna Vista Police Department arrived Monday morning.

It’s fully loaded, and it’s ready to hit the streets, said City Manager Rolando Vela.

During the budget process, the Town Council approved the purchase of the unit in this year’s budget.

The cost of the new vehicle was $33,376.

This new unit is part of the town’s ongoing efforts to continue to hold public safety as a high priority in the community, Vela said.

Every police officer in Laguna Vista wears a body camera and carries a Surface Pro tablet.

All interactions are recorded with these body cameras, and officers use these tablets to take statements, take photos and videotape.

“The town remains committed to ensuring that its officers are equipped with the best equipment and with the best vehicle fleet possible,” Vela said.