Currently, 82 percent of the department's fleet meets or exceeds the Department of Management Services’ standards for disposal. The criteria are different for each type vehicle with the typical standard being 8 years or 80,000 miles for sedans, pickups and vans. The current average age/mileage for all department vehicles is 12 years and 122,606 miles.
Dependability and condition of fleet is a public, staff and inmate safety issue. When transport vehicles breakdown in route, inmates must be offloaded and reloaded in a non-secure environment, typically with only 2 officers. Depending on the distance from the nearest facility, it may take several hours for help to arrive.
This request includes replacement of only a portion of vehicles (sedans, wagons, vans, and pick up trucks only) with over 120,000 miles and over 12 years of age.
Vehicle assignments will primarily be: perimeter, transport, work squads, maintenance, administration, farm, warehouse and community corrections.