"In my six years as prosecutor, I have never seen the sheriff's department and Greencastle Police Department work so well together, as they do now," said Bookwalter. "Both departments have been sharing resources and assistance to make all of Putnam County safer."
The money used to purchase the cars came from the Putnam County Asset Forfeiture Fund.
"With the public funding so tight right now, both Sheriff Fenwick and myself wanted to help out the City of Greencastle with the purchase of these three police cars," said Bookwalter.
The Indiana General Assembly allows forfeitures of drug dealer's profits and property. The funds are kept on deposit with the Putnam County auditor and are spent on law enforcement after the prosecutor makes a recommendation for expenditure. It then has to be approved by the Putnam County Commissioners.
Indiana State Board of Accounts audits the fund annually.