Hi, after an incident tonight with a bank I suggested to my security manager that we should get a patrol car.
Our shopping mall is probably the 2nd biggest in the city. The biggest shopping mall in the city is under the same company and they managed to get 2 patrol cars through Toyota for the price of 1 by advertising the dealership on the rear window and "lease" advertisement space to stores on the hood to cover the expanse of the cars.
Just a quick outline of the property, we have 3 buildings in total. An office building, a huge long shopping mall with over 200 stores, and a bank located outside the mall, and a underground Parkade along with a huge parking lot. Currently there is only 1 officer patrols with a bicycle while another 4 are still waiting for their uniforms. Although we are expecting to get 1 more bicycle next year which will make it 2.
So after my suggestion to the manager, she told me to make a proposal on the advantages for a patrol car. I already have a few in mind and would like to hear more from you guys.
Also do you think its a good idea to ask some dealerships to give us a quote on a patrol car by offering them what the other shopping center has done? This patrol car does not need to be a police package. What I have in mind is as long as its a good size (so not a mini or echo etc. so we can acutally store some supplies in the truck like pylons, gear bag etc.) and its good on gas, and the price is low, I can't see why the mall should reject it.
Thanks for the read and hope to hear some good benefits for getting a car.