Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

For Taos Police, The Fleet is In.(Journal North)

Byline: Kathryn Holzka For the Journal

New Cruisers Mean A Car for Every Cop

TAOS -- The Taos Police Department took delivery of seven new police cars this week, which, added to new vehicles purchased last year, puts the department's fleet at 17 fully equipped cruisers.

Taos Police Chief Neil Curran said the additional new cars, raises in the spring for police and communications personnel and the addition of two new positions for the force are part of an on-going effort by town fathers to address issues of staffing and morale which surfaced last fall.

Curran, who had been Taos' top cop for 10 year, was not rehired by the mayor and council when his contract expired June 30, 2002. …

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