Green Vehicles Workshop - Port Washington Police Department Presentation

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Michael Keller from the Port Washington Police Department presented on Propane in Law Enforcement at the 11th Annual Green Vehicles Workshop & Showcase on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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Green Vehicles Workshop - Port Washington Police Department Presentation

  1. 1. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department Alternative Fuel Project Presented by: Mike Keller, Captain Port Washington Police Department 262-284-2611 or mhkeller@pwpd.org
  2. 2. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • Department currently operates a patrol fleet of 7 patrol vehicles. – Annual fuel budget of $60,000+ • Began researching alternative fuel for police fleet use in early 2012. – Seeking a way to reduce annual fuel and fleet operating costs.
  3. 3. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • Considered compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied propane gas (LPG) or autogas as alternative fuels. • Visited Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department – LPG powered patrol fleet for more than 20 years. • Based upon research, selected LPG bi-fuel conversion (vapor injected system). • Cost, availability, and vehicle platform/design were factors.
  4. 4. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • Researched availability and compatibility of conversion kits, equipment, and willingness of vendors to assist with project. • Became a member of Wisconsin Clean Cities. • Networked with others who had/were working on similar projects.
  5. 5. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • Projected the potential existed to save between 30%-50% on annual fuel costs. – Anticipated a ROI of between 8-10 months on conversion kits. • Arranged to include purchase of skid-mounted dispensing station as part of the project.
  6. 6. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • Presented project, plans, and projected savings to Police and Fire Commission and Common Council seeking project funding. – Presented as a “green ($$) green” solution! • Good for the budget (taxpayers), and the environment. – Enthusiastically and unanimously approved by both boards last fall.
  7. 7. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • Partnered with Boehlke Bottled Gas Corp. and Freistadt Automotive on project. • Purchased and installed first conversion kit on new 2014 Ford Police Interceptor Utility. • Purchased and installed skid-mounted fueling station.
  8. 8. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • Became operational late December, 2013. • First month of operation, experienced fuel savings of approximately $530 over like quantity of gasoline. • Two, 2014 replacement squads have just been converted and will be operational as soon as recommended break-in mileage is reached. • Converted squad is on display in the Green Vehicles Showcase area.
  9. 9. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • Questions? Contact Info: Mike Keller, Captain Port Washington Police Department Phone: 262-284-2611 Email: mhkeller@pwpd.org

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