At Thursday's Lubbock City Council meeting, the council unanimously approved a sizable number of new vehicles for Lubbock Police.

The council approved the purchase of 50 new Chevrolet Tahoe Defenders to be ordered from Scoggin-Dickey Chevrolet Buick of Lubbock. The cost for purchasing the vehicles is $1,364,150.

To outfit them for Lubbock Police, the council also approved purchasing Tufloc Sports Utility Vehicle Unit Storage Vaults for $41,698, in addition to headlight and taillight flashers, partitions, gun racks, and light bars from Fleet Safety Equipment of Houston for $192,183. The City will also purchase rearview mirror radars for the vehicles, at a cost of $30,000.

This equipment will be installed by Pollard Ford in Lubbock for $600 per vehicle, an overall installation cost of $30,000.

This brings the total cost to $33,161 per Tahoe Defender, including freight for the parts to complete the vehicles for police use.

Also approved by the council is the lease of 14 police motorcycles from Wild West Harley Davidson. The monthly lease payment is $329 per motorcycle, for a total of $55,272 annually for all 14 motorcycles.