Thank You Mechanics!

Some of the City’s talented and hardworking mechanics

It takes a lot of people working behind the scenes to make the EPPD the high-functioning department it is. One of those groups is the City’s Fleet Services Division. This group of talented and hardworking mechanics maintains all City vehicles including those in the Police Department’s fleet. In 2016, EPPD vehicles traveled a total of 714,180 miles. The City’s mechanics make sure we’re driving the safest possible cars while we’re logging those miles.

The mechanics order our vehicles from the manufacturers, do routine maintenance on our squad cars, fix the occasional dings and add specialized equipment when we need it. They are incredibly easy to work with and come up with creative and cost-effective solutions when we’re stumped with a vehicle problem.

As a way to show our appreciation, last Friday several officers cooked and served a chili dog lunch for the mechanics at their shop. We are fortunate to have them on our team and are grateful for all they do to keep us safe while we work.