Propane in Law Enforcement Port
Washington Police Department
Alternative Fuel Project
Presented by: Mike Keller, Captain
P...
Propane in Law Enforcement Port
Washington Police Department
• Department currently operates a patrol fleet
of 6 dedicated...
Propane in Law Enforcement Port
Washington Police Department
• Considered compressed natural gas (CNG) and
liquefied propa...
Propane in Law Enforcement Port
Washington Police Department
• Researched availability and compatibility of
conversion kit...
Propane in Law Enforcement Port
Washington Police Department
• Based upon research, projected the potential
existed to sav...
Propane in Law Enforcement Port
Washington Police Department
• Presented project, plans, and projected
savings to Police a...
Propane in Law Enforcement
Port Washington Police Department
• Partnered with Boehlke Bottled Gas Corp. and
Freistadt Auto...
Propane in Law Enforcement Port
Washington Police Department
• First converted squad placed into service late December,
20...
Propane in Law Enforcement Port
Washington Police Department
• Questions?
Contact Info:
Mike Keller, Captain
Port Washingt...
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Badger Sheriff's Association Conference - Port Washington Police Department Presentation

Captain Michael Keller, Port Washington Police Department, presented on propane at the Badger Sheriff's Association Conference on December 10, 2014 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, WI.
Published on: Mar 6, 2016
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Transcripts - Badger Sheriff's Association Conference - Port Washington Police Department Presentation

  • 1. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department Alternative Fuel Project Presented by: Mike Keller, Captain Port Washington Police Department 262-284-2611 or mhkeller@pwpd.org
  • 2. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • Department currently operates a patrol fleet of 6 dedicated patrol vehicles. – Typical annual fuel budget of $60,000+ • Began researching alternative fuel for police fleet use in early 2012. – Seeking a way to reduce annual fuel and fleet operating costs.
  • 3. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • Considered compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied propane gas (LPG) or autogas as alternative fuels. • Visited Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department – LPG powered patrol fleet for more than 20 years. • Based upon research, selected LPG bi-fuel conversion (vapor injected system). • Cost, availability, and vehicle platform/design were factors.
  • 4. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • Researched availability and compatibility of conversion kits, equipment, and willingness of vendors to assist with project. • Became a member of Wisconsin Clean Cities. • Networked with others who had/were working on similar projects.
  • 5. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • Based upon research, projected the potential existed to save between 30%-40% on annual fuel costs. – Based on anticipated savings, projected a ROI of between 8-10 months on conversion kit costs (approx. $5k). • Arranged to include purchase of skid-mounted propane dispensing station in the project (took advantage of 30% infrastructure tax credit).
  • 6. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • Presented project, plans, and projected savings to Police and Fire Commission and Common Council seeking project funding. – Presented as a “green ($$) green” solution! • Good for the budget (taxpayers), and the environment. – Enthusiastically and unanimously approved by both Boards, fall of 2013.
  • 7. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • Partnered with Boehlke Bottled Gas Corp. and Freistadt Automotive on project. • Purchase and installation of first conversion kit on a new 2014 Ford Police Interceptor Utility (PIU). • Purchase and installation of dispensing station and lease of skid-mounted fueling station.
  • 8. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • First converted squad placed into service late December, 2013. • First month of operation, experienced fuel savings of approximately $500 over a like quantity of gasoline. • Two, new 2014 replacement squads (PIU) were converted in early 2014 and became operational, using propane as primary fuel as soon as the recommended break-in mileage was reached. • Have placed order for a new, 2015 squad (PIU) and bi-fuel conversion kit. Will bring our total of alternatively fueled, dedicated patrol vehicles to 4. • A fully functional, bi-fuel converted squad is here on display and available for inspection.
  • 9. Propane in Law Enforcement Port Washington Police Department • Questions? Contact Info: Mike Keller, Captain Port Washington Police Department Phone: 262-284-2611 Email: mhkeller@pwpd.org