These three surplus military jeeps were purchased for $2,250.00 in 1946. The exterior was repainted, but the interior remained the military olive drab color. They were typically used by motorcycle officers when the weather was too dangerous to ride the motorcycles. Their vehicle numbers were #15, 16, and 17. The jeeps were used until they were traded in as part of the purchase of 7 new 1950 Ford cruisers.

1940: New autos and truck: $2,441.70

1941: The single line phrase of "Auto and Truck" appears in the Annual Report. There are separate entries for auto repairs, parts, gas and oil.

  • Autos and Trucks: $3,672.65
  • Motorcycle replacements: $1,180.15

1942: First Annual report during World War 2 rationing. Two-way radios are installed with long whip antennas.

  • Autos and Trucks: $5,019.00

1943: Automobile: $850.00

1944: Automobiles: $1,649.00, Motorcycles: $1,010.00

1945: No vehicle purchases listed in the Annual Report. One third of the department left during 1945. With the end of World War 2, new recruits were expected to apply for employment. Traffic problems increased.

1946: Purchase 5 cruisers: $4,500.00 (A Ford cruiser is shown in some photographs). Purchase 3 Jeeps: $2,250.00 (Military surplus and are numbered as Vehicles #15, 16, and 17).

1947: Purchase 2 cruisers: $1,800.00 (A Ford cruiser is shown in some photographs).

1948: This was first Annual Report that provided a numerical listing and partial description of the department vehicles. The list showed 30 vehicles, which were 11 motorcycles, 1 truck, 1 Putt-putt, 3 Jeeps, and 14 cruisers. Two Harley Davidson motorcycles purchased plus trade-ins: $990.00 (Vehicle #2, 3). Purchase of a Cushman "Putt-putt": $370.00 (Vehicle #13).

1949: Purchase of 5 Ford cruisers plus trade-ins: $5,574.75 (Vehicle #23, 24, 25, 29, 30)

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1946 Ford

Black vehicles had a white stripe added to both sides - front and back - meeting in front.
"POLICE" added to the rooof with "LINCOLN POLICE" on the doors.


1949 Ford