Hinds County Sheriff’s Dept. going green

December 20, 2012 in News, Statewide News

From The Mississippi Link Newswire

JACKSON – Cannon Nissan of Jackson, a member of the Metro Area Coalition, and The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department are going ‘GREEN.’

The Hinds County Sheriff's Department will receive a new Nissan Leaf today. Sheriff Tyrone Lewis said the car will be used by employees to attend community and neighborhood meetings.

Cannon Nissan of Jackson, Mississippi’s premier Nissan dealership, has offered The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department a two-year leased deal on a 2012 Nissan Leaf. The Leaf is Nissan’s first foray into the world of electric vehicles. The Leaf is a five-door, five-passenger car fitted with a 24kW lithium-ion battery complete with 48 separate modules, housing four cells apiece.

The car will be used in the Community Services Division of The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.

Connecting the community with law enforcement remains a top priority for Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis.

“I believe when you merge the community, businesses and law enforcement agencies, you create stronger and safer communities for people to live in,” Lewis said. “This vehicle will be used for employees to travel to community/neighborhood meetings and it will provide educational opportunities at local schools.”

The sheriff’s department will receive the key to the new vehicle Thursday afternoon at Cannon Nissan on South Frontage Road in Jackson.