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Bridgeport Police Department Purchases 6 New Cruisers

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The Bridgeport Police Department has some new cruisers.

It bought six new Ford Interceptors, a vehicle made exclusively for law enforcement.

The new cars cost roughly $28,000 each and will feature video cameras.

A typical cruiser lasts about six years in the department.

The new cars should be on the road in a few weeks after they are marked with graphics and lights and other equipment is installed.

The Bridgeport Police Department isn't the only department in north central West Virginia to get new cruisers.

In January, the Lewis County Commission approved a request for two new cruisers from Sheriff Adam Gissy. The new vehicles will replace some that have almost 200,000 miles on them.

Pat Boyle, of the Lewis County Commission, said it will be a while before the new cruisers hit the road but that he hopes to have them by the end of the 2013.