Orlando Police Department donates cruisers to Puerto Rican city

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Fifteen Orlando police cruisers that had been keeping city streets safe for the past seven years will soon be continuing their mission 650 miles away, in Puerto Rico. 

“A lot of agencies out there are struggling and we don’t realize that here in this community, because it is the norm for us to have the best of the best,” said Orlando Chief Orlando Rolon.

Chief Rolon was part of Orlando’s response to Hurricane Maria in 2017 and saw the condition of their police cars. 

“We literally drove in a car that was missing weather stripping on the doors, the tires were so bald that while we were doing our tour, patrol duties, the driver of the car had to stop at a garage in hopes that they could find a spare tire,” Rolon said.

The Puerto Rican city of Ponce reached out to Orlando police and asked if they could buy any surplus vehicles and supplies they could spare. Orlando officials said they could give them these cars….”

View the whole story here: https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/opd-donates-cruisers-to-puerto-rican-city

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