SC law enforcement contract with military for used vehicles
By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve
In South Carolina, some local police departments have more of a military look these days.
At least five police agencies in the Palmetto State – the Columbia Police Department; the Florence, Marion and Richland County sheriff’s departments; and the North Augusta Department of Public Safety – each recently acquired an armored military personnel carrier known as a “Mine Resistant Ambush Protected,” or MRAP, vehicle, The Nerve confirmed this week.
Weighing 14-plus tons and typically having a V-shaped hull, thick armor and a shielded opening on top, the MRAPs were designed to withstand roadside bomb blasts and high-powered rifle attacks, and were used heavily by the U.S. military in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
at The Nerve.
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