(Festus) With the recent passage of the Festus City budget, the police department is in the process of purchasing new items and upgrade equipment.
Festus Police Chief Tim Lewis says they are currently looking to buy new patrol vehicles but it has been a struggle.
Chief Lewis says if they aren’t able to purchase new vehicles this year it will not have too much of an impact on the department.
Outside of purchasing new patrol vehicles, Festus police plans on remodeling its 9-1-1 center.
The new budget for the City of Festus went into effect on October 1st.