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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Motor Vehicles

Issue Code: 2401500
Program: Security and Institutional Operations
Title: Replacement of Motor Vehicles
Amount: $1,000,000

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.