Council members approved up to $300,000 for each agency.
Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller says the money will allow TPD to purchase about a dozen new vehicles and outfit them with equipment. He says those vehicles will replace older cars currently on the streets.
Miller says he expects the cars to be in action later this year. He says the department needs about 20 new vehicles a year, but a dozen is a good start.
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