MULLINS, S.C. – The Mullins Police Department has added several new sports utility vehicles to its patrol fleet.

Capt. Phil Mostowski said department added seven 2019 Dodge Durangos.

“We purchased them through the enterprise lease program,” he said. “Six of them will be going into patrol fully marked out and one will be going to our CID division.”

Mostowski said the move greatly benefits the department.

“We had some older vehicles that we needed to move off-line so that way we could better serve the public and safely get to all the calls,” he said.

Mostowski said the department preferred SUV’s because of the limited market for sedans.

“Because of the last couple of years with a lot of flooding going on we needed higher rise vehicles,” he said. “The pick-up trucks had helped us throughout the years with the flooding because we were able to still patrol. This gives us the advantage and the officers more room with the equipment.”

Born in Atlantic City; raised in Mullins. Graduated from SC State University, home of the mighty Bulldogs. Editor of the Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise. Loves spending free time with his daughter. Huge sports fan.