Newport has two new police vehicles.

In a meeting featuring a light agenda, the Newport City Council approved a bid this week from George Kell Motors of Newport for two 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit vehicles at a cost of $36,000 each.

Newport Mayor David Stewart said the bid was the lowest received for the machines, and noted the lack of need to use the state bid for such a vehicle.

“We always buy local anyway,” he said.

According to https://www.transform.ar.gov, the state vehicle contract bid for a 2021 Tahoe Police Pursuit vehicle is $36,640.

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