New Transportation For Sheriff's Office Approved

Wichita County Commissioners approved the purchase of new transportation for the Sheriff's Office Monday morning.

At the meeting Commissioners approved the addition of a 28-passenger bus to the Sheriff's Office fleet to be used for the transfer of inmates between the two county jail campuses.

Two items were also approved through the General Business agenda. The purchase of a Ford Crown Victoria was approved by Commissioners, a big chunk of the money to pay for it coming from insurance proceeds from a wrecked Sheriff's Office vehicle. The purchase of an industrial-sized washing machine for the downtown county jail was also approved, costing $5,150.