The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is paying a record $5.3 million for a series of stolen vehicles in an attempt to recover stolen cars that were used in the killing of a sheriff’s deputy.
The Jacksonville News-Press reports that the Sheriff’s Department will spend $5,000 on new surveillance cameras and $4,000 for a new computer system.
Sheriff’s officials say they want to make the stolen vehicles more visible and help them locate the suspect.
In February, the Sheriff announced a $1.5 million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the deputy’s death.
Sheriff David Clarke Jr. said the reward money would go toward buying new surveillance equipment and equipment for law enforcement officers.
The Sheriff’s office spent $2.5 billion on its $3.7 billion budget in 2016, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff Department’s website.