Police Launch New Fueling Program

     The Greeneville Police Department has partnered with Alliance AutoGas for a program designed to save money, help the environment, and improve emergency response.

     On Jan. 1, GPD launched an initiative using propane fuel in three new patrol vehicles. The move is projected to save the Town of Greeneville an estimated $10,000 a year, according to Police Chief Tim Ward.

     “This opportunity will double the way we take care of our community,” Ward said.

     He listed several benefits from using propane fuel:

  • No up-front cost and savings through a fuel price less than gasoline;
  • Environmentally-friendly lower emissions;
  • Double emergency response time through use of duel tanks for both propane and gasoline, if needed.

     “If we have a natural disaster, for example, we can stay on the scene a lot longer, Ward explained.

     He added that all GPD patrol officers have been trained on the proper use of propane fuel in police vehicles.

For more information about Alliance AutoGas, visit www.allianceautogas.com.