Augusta County Sheriff’s Office goes green

The Augusta County Sheriff’s office announced this week the conversion of eight Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers currently in their fleet to propane autogas.

Conversions are being made through funding from the Virginia Department of Mines Minerals and Energy as well as the United States Department of Energy.

Grant funding is managed by Virginia Clean Cites at James Madison University and is part of the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program. The grant not only provided conversions, but the installation of the propane tank and dispensing equipment. The grant is valued at $46,000.

  • Converting and utilizing propane autogas produces many benefits including:
  • Reduced maintenance time and costs per vehicle
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent
  • Approximately 90 percent of propane autogas is made-in-America
  • Onsite fueling versus traveling to a different location
  • Ongoing safety training and technical support
  • A savings of approximately $15,000 per year

“In today’s world we not only need to reduce our costs, but be environmentally friendly as well” said Sheriff Fisher. “We are helping to create a cleaner living environment, preserving jobs in the USA and creating savings to the taxpayers of Augusta County.”

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.

The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
augusta free press

Related Content

Shop Google


%d bloggers like this: