Victorian Police were so impressed with the Jeep Wrangler they used last year that they have decided to give its bigger brother a try. Continuing their association with Jeep the Wrangler Unlimited assigned the Mt Hotham, Mt Buller and Falls Creek snow fields beat last year has been replaced with the all-new 2008 Jeep Cherokee.
The forces new 4WD was put through its paces for the first time on Mt Buller over the weekend.
?We had the Jeep Wrangler last year and thought that we should continue our partnership as the Jeep was perfect for the alpine awareness program; and fantastic on the beach during the summer.? said Sergeant Adrian Keltie of the Victoria Police of the Media & Corporate Communications Department.
The new Cherokee is an operational police vehicle that will be used by the Victorian Police throughout the 2008 snow season to promote snow safety and target drink driving.
?With its outstanding off-road capability, we know that the new Jeep Cherokee will live up to the job,? said Keltie.
Opening Weekend at Mt Buller featured the official launch of Australia?s first high speed six seat chairlift showing off the $6 million investment, that can get skiers up to the summit in four minutes, slashing the previous time of 15 minutes. This will be the first lift at Mt Buller to operate on 100 percent green power.
Victoria Police will be seen at the snow fields over the following dates/mountains; subject to weather/snow and unforeseen operational situations that may occur.
June 7-9 Mt Buller
July 7-9 Mt Buller
July 28-31 Falls Creek
August 12-15 Mt Hotham
August 31- September 3 Mt Buller