What’s Happening in Morristown?

Dustin Allen Davis

Runaway Juvenile

The Morristown Police Department is asking for your assistance in locating the following runaway … [Read More...]

Sewer work scheduled for the Week of April 20th

Sewer work has been scheduled on streets in and around Morristown. Motorists, pedestrians and … [Read More...]

MPD – Press Release 4-17-2015

At 9 a.m. today the Morristown Police Department began executing Operation SOBOs. The Narcotics/Vice … [Read More...]

FIRST NEW DODGE CHARGER POLICE CAR HITS THE ROAD

The first if eight new Dodge Charger police cruisers was recently striped and equipped for use by patrol officers of the Morristown Police Department.  The new vehicles will be replacing current patrol cars with mileage as high as 183,000.  MPD Chief Overholt said, “It is important that the officers have the equipment they need to do their jobs.  These vehicles will replace vehicles which have been used for police work for 10-11 years; when you are charged with responding to life and death situations the equipment must be dependable and safe”.

Charger

 The department opted for the Dodge Charger Pursuit vehicles after Ford announced that they would no longer produce the Crown Victoria-the traditional patrol vehicle for the MPD and many other police agencies.  These vehicles were the cheapest alternative at approximately $22,300 apiece.

 The Chargers are equipped with V6, 292 horsepower engines and electronic stability control or ESC which is designed to improve the vehicle’s stability by detecting and reducing loss of traction.