LEON COUNTY, Fla. — The Leon County Sheriff's Office recently got a new fleet of patrol cars and some have been wondering how exactly the new cars are being put to use.
On Thursday, LCSO did just that and invited media to see the new upgrades.
The most recognizable upgrade is the immediate emergency break system. After getting too close to a vehicle, the patrol car will immediately stop, preventing the officer from crashing.
"The safety features, like the one you're seeing with the automatic breaking, if we're getting into less accidents then, obviously, we're not putting out as much money having to fix vehicles. So, overall these types of features do help on costs, and make sure our people stay on the road as much as possible," said LCSO Deputy Dave Teems.
LCSO says the new upgrades are cost effective and will not require as much maintenance in comparison to other vehicles.