The Laredo Police Department will be asking for five k-9 vehicles at Monday night's city council meeting. "We requested 22 patrol units to replace some of the older units." Chief ray garner doesn't want to have different looking patrol units. "We want to make it uniform." Laredo police officers spend most of their time in the patrol units, which is essentially their office. they say this is more of a necessity than a want. The police department says there is little down time for patrol cars since they are driven on a 24-7 basis. After a certain amount of miles, it costs more in repairs to fix the patrol units than to purchase a new one. The police officers safety plays a major role in getting a new unit. The department wants their officer to be safe while doing their job. These new vehicles will also be environmentally friendly. "We particularly looked at savings in reference to gas mileage. These vehicles will be giving us better gas mileage." Garner says this will be a savings for taxpayers.