Police seeks van to transport inmates

Published 12:34 am Wednesday, December 13, 2017

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Police Department has located a van that the department will use to transport city inmates to the county jail, which would allow the completion of a planned consolidation of the two jails.

The city and county agreed to the consolidation in October in an attempt to save money, but NPD has been searching for a vehicle to physically transport the inmates.

“We need this vehicle to get the jail consolidation started,” Natchez Police Capt. Tom McGehee said at Tuesday’s regular Natchez Board of Aldermen meeting.

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The van — a 2014 Ford F-350 with approximately 58,000 miles of use — will require approximately $20,000 to purchase, McGehee said.

City Clerk Megan Edmonds said she would begin seeking quotes to finance the van.