Lexington's mayor Friday issued an executive order that will reinstate a program allowing personal use of police cruisers. The action by Mayor Jim Gray comes after the police union suspended a vote on a proposed 50 dollar monthly fee for personal use of vehicles.
Lexington police officers may be asked to pay a monthly fee to use their cruisers for personal reasons. The issue came before Tuesday’s meeting of the Urban County Council's Public Safety Committee. Mayoral Senior Advisor Scott Shapiro says the aim is to increase police presence throughout the community. He says officers would pay a fee of $50 per month for personal use of police vehicles. “That helps police officers convenience, but it certainly helps the city to have a greater police presence out driving around," said Shapiro.