Police get military vehicles
US police obtaining military vehicles to aid hunt for criminals | Fox News
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office traveled to Fort Hood this month to acquire its own bona fide military vehicle – the International MaxxPro MRAP tactical vehicle -- courtesy of a Department of Defense surplus program.According to The Dallas Observer, the sheriff’s office obtained the 19-ton, diesel-operated behemoth with bullet-proof doors and tires, designed by Navistar Defense. “The MaxxPro MRAP is built to withstand ballistic arms fire, mine blasts, IEDs, and other emerging threats,” according to the Navistar website. “Its V-shaped hull helps deflect blasts out and away from the crew and its armoring can be customized to meet any mission requirement.”The specific vehicle obtained by the Dallas sheriff’s office was never used overseas and claims only about 10,000 miles of use, but other similar vehicles were reportedly employed by the military in war zones, and specifically to withstand roadside IEDs, or improvised explosive devices.The Observer writes the sheriff’s office will now use it to serve warrants on wanted men. “Having a tactical vehicle will not only provide warrants execution with the equipment to assist in performing their jobs, but will provide an overall safety arch," Chief Deputy Marlin Suell reportedly wrote to county commissioners in informing them of the acquisition.The vehicle costs about $600,000, but the county obtained it solely for the cost of transporting it from Fort Hood.
Police Get Military Vehicles
I suspect that these are 24 volt electrical systems. Do most agencies convert them to 12 volts? I would imagine that would be the way to go unless some places use inverters for accessories and that would be nuisance.