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Seven new police SUVs will soon be rolling around Bluffton.
Bluffton Town Council on Tuesday approved a $200,000 loan to purchase the 2013 Ford Explorers customized with a police package.
The new patrol vehicles will replace seven older police vehicles, said Police Chief Joey Reynolds.The age of those vehicles was not available late Tuesday.
BB&T will provide four years of financing at a 1.35 percent rate. The bank was one of five groups to submit bids.
The new vehicles are part of the town's ongoing vehicle replacement plan. Seven more are scheduled for purchase next year.
"If you don't periodically replace them, you get stuck with a big fleet cost all at once," Reynolds said.
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