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Police Depts. Add Armored Vehicles

By Team Writer / February 16, 2017

This appears to be a rundown of several instances around the United States where local police departments have been able to take advantage of discounts provided by the US military to law enforcement and purchased decommissioned military vehicles for municipal use. No conclusion is drawn in the article as to whether or not the vehicles were needed by the individual localities or the ramifications of militarizing local law enforcement.

Key Takeaways:

  • Police departments from around the country are adding armored vehicles to their fleets. Some are receiving military surplus equipment while others are purchasing new vehicles with donations or federal funds.
  • The sheriff cited the shooting at Pulse nightclub that killed 49 people as a reason for wanting to add the second armored vehicle.
  • The vehicle will replace two military vehicles the Police Department already owns — one is too old and the other is too big to fit in an urban environment, its police chief said.

“Police departments from around the country are adding armored vehicles to their fleets. Some are receiving military surplus equipment while others are purchasing new vehicles with donations or federal funds.”

http://www.government-fleet.com/channel/law-enforcement/news/story/2017/02/police-depts-add-armored-vehicles.aspx

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