Over the past three years, Procurement Officer Wende Aldridge, has faced numerous issues with supply chain. A significant hurdle the Department faced has been getting new patrol vehicles. Mrs. Aldridge contacted multiple vendors to find vehicles for our fleet. She located a dealership in Kentucky that agreed to sell several patrol vehicles at state contract price. The dealership did not hold the state contract for these vehicles, but Mrs. Aldridge was able to barter with the dealership to get several cars and all at the state contract price.
Without Mrs. Aldridge’s perseverance, this would not have been possible for the Department.