The City of Trenton has purchased a much-needed police cruiser to replace the one it had and its police chief has been moved from part to full-time.
Trenton City Commission increased its property tax rate by five cents per 100 dollars of assessed value in September and City Clerk Carol Chester says Mayor Jo Ann Holder and the commission recently chose to use the new revenue to buy a 2014 Dodge Charger and to make Police Chief Henry Hamlet a full-time officer.
The Charger replaces a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria that had fallen into disrepair and Chief Hamlet says the new cruiser should meet the city’s needs well.
He’s already receiving positive feedback from the public and Chief Hamlet says he’s appreciative to the mayor and commission for investing in the car.
The Charger was previously part of the fleet of the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Chester says the Todd County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police have been good to provide coverage to Trenton when Chief Hamlet is not on duty.
With a population of approximately 378, Trenton is the smallest city in the southern Pennyrile region with a full-time police officer.