Krakow police get 21 new hybrid vehicles

Krakow Police Obtain 21 New Hybrid Vehicles

The move serves both city safety and environmental needs

The municipal police headquarters in Krakow, Poland’s second largest city, has just been fitted with 21 new hybrid cars. The official handover of the keys took place on Tuesday January 19 in front of the town hall in the presence of the mayor Jacek Majchrowski and the commander of the municipal police, the junior inspector Zbigniew Nowak.

The acquisition is part of the city’s conscientious effort to modernize the security forces operating on its territory while improving air quality.

Cleaner and safer Krakow

The purchase, which was financially supported by the city, testifies to the city’s commitment to better equip the police force operating in the city. According to the mayor of the city, hundreds of new vehicles have been made available to them over the past two decades.

In total, we have handed over 265 cars, two motorcycles and 40 scooters to the police since 2003. The current tranche is 21 vehicles, just for the start of 2021. Although the police are part of the government, they perform their duties mainly for residents and for their safety.

In addition to funding the fleet, we are also providing funding for more patrols. We are also renovating individual police stations in the districts, ”said Majchrowski Tuesday, quoted on the city portal.

The new addition to the Krakow police fleet are Toyota hybrid models. They were bought under the 50/50 system – half of the amount needed (1.1 million PLN or 243,000 euros) was provided by the Krakow city hall and the rest by the police headquarters.

The city has supported the Krakow police force for decades. Each year, the local government provides funds for additional police services and finances the purchase of prevention equipment, exhaust gas analyzers and opacimeters.

However, the purchase does help alleviate another long-standing problem facing the Polish city, related to clean air: “With this purchase, we are trying to combine two issues – helping the police, but also our pro-ecological activities, hence the purchase of hybrid vehicles,», Continued Mayor Majchrowski.

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