Tuesday, 20 July 2021 16:26

Low Supply of Patrol Cars Has Law Enforcement Scrambling

Written by Laurinda Joenks, Arkansas Democrat Gazette

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Northwest Arkansas law enforcement is ready to roll, but the pace at which it can replace patrol vehicles has slowed.

Law enforcement agencies are caught in the same supply chain woes as others wanting to purchase new and used cars.


Don Clark, fleet manager for Superior Chevrolet Buick GMC in Siloam Springs, AR, said the dealership is waiting for delivery on more than 100 orders placed for police vehicles in October, December and January. Superior supplies vehicles locally, statewide and even to some out-of-state law enforcement agencies, he said.


"It's all because of the semiconductors," he said.


To read more, see the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

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