BRENHAM, Texas - The Washington County Sheriff's office will be purchasing five new patrol vehicles and a crime scene trailer.

Yesterday, the commissioners court approved those purchases for the department. Sheriff Otto Hanak told us they are looking forward to the new crime scene trailer because it will help them better manage evidence. Currently they do not have a trailer and so anything collected is transported by officers in their vehicles.

The five new patrol cars will replace some old ones Sheriff Hanak says that's a standard upgrade for the department. Those vehicles, fully equipped will cost around fifty thousand dollars each.

The trailer is expected to cost around 25 thousand.