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By Ben Muir 

Police department buys patrol truck


January 18, 2018

Photo courtesy of Kelly Swihart

The new Petersburg Police Department patrol truck. The photograph was taken in Anchorage in December, just after the department purchased the truck.

The Petersburg Police Department recently purchased a pick-up truck for about $47,000, the chief said.

The borough used $47,311 of its motor pool fund in early December 2017 to purchase an officer patrol truck. The truck will be used to haul the department's portable dispatch center, along with getting access to areas outside of service area one, especially in poor weather conditions, said Police Chief Kelly Swihart.

"It is capable of pulling the communications trailer in various conditions if necessary, including inclement weather," Swihart said in an email. "This is helpful to us as we...

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