CIP - Police

CIP - Police

The Police Department portion of the proposed fiscal years 2023-2028 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) totals $244,000 in FY2023 for two ongoing projects. More information about the first-year requests can be found below. Refer to the CIP book a complete list of projects proposed for fiscal years 2024 through 2028.

Police Cruiser Replacement Program

This is a continuance of Dover's plan to replace frontline, equipped police vehicles. In FY2023, the replacement program would purchase four new police cruisers. This program is essential to maintain safe vehicle operation and limit maintenance costs.

Vehicles taken offline are sold. The sales revenue is used to purchase smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles for police detectives, inspection services, and other city departments in need of vehicles.

Fleet Services recommends purchasing Ford Police Interceptor Utility (SUV) vehicles currently priced at $36,000.

Cost: $144,000

Public Safety Communication Infrastructure Upgrade

This project upgrades specific infrastructure related to public safety radio communications to enhance firefighters and police officer safety. It provides greater resiliency for communications and alarming while improving overall service delivery with increased bandwidth and reliability and reduced latency. Annual funding allows for the manageable replacement and repair of system components to safeguard against critical system failures and protect against expensive repair and replacement costs.

Cost: $100,000