University Using Hybrid Car in Security Work

University Using Hybrid Car in Security Work

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Greg Neft, KSL Newsradio The University of Utah's security department says it's taking on high fuel costs, by keeping a number of hybrids in its fleet.

"The university was looking to increase their fuel economy in their fleet," University of Utah Police captain Lynn Mitchell said.

So, Mitchell says they turned to a hybrid car for the security department. "It has worked fairly well for them and their application, he said.

Now there's several in the security fleet, and Mitchell says they have helped to offset some of the campus police department's fuel costs.

Mitchell says they're talking about buying one for police use, but he thinks the car is neither large enough nor powerful enough for them.

The security department provides support services for campus police but does not do police work.

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