Local Police Department Gets $600,000 Military Mine Resistant Vehicle For Used Car Prices
Jan 14, 2014
The West Lafayette Police Department has added to its ranks a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle for about the same price as a used 1998 Cadillac sedan with almost 100,000 miles.
The purchase includes a new black paint job from the local DeFouw Chevrolet dealership and gun turret removal from the nearest Army National Guard outfit, reports Ron Wilkins of the Journal and Courier Online.
Wilkins did the math:
When the transition from U.S. military armored carrier to West Lafayette police armored special team carrier is finished, taxpayers will be on the hook for $4,065,Police Chief Jason Dombkowski said.