RivCo Supervisors OK Sheriff’s request to acquire 36 vehicles for court services

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors signed off on Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco’s request to add three dozen vehicles to the agency’s fleet at a cost of $2.09 million during its Aug. 17 meeting. Bianco submitted documents to the board stating the 36 vehicles would all be dedicated to the sheriff’s Court Services Division, for use by bailiffs, warrant service deputies and personnel involved in transportation. No General Fund revenue will be required for the procurement, which will be paid using a sub account into which writ service fees are deposited, according to sheriff’s officials. Riverside-based Fritts Ford and Colfax-based Winner Chevrolet were awarded the contracts to supply the vehicles, comprised of 30 black-and-whites, five “stealth units” and one u
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