The vehicle was previously used in Afghanistan, so it will be able to hold 10 fully-equipped officers. They plan to use it for extreme situations only.
"If we get an injured officer or a citizen that's been injured, shot, something like that. We use it for rescue operations if we have an active shooter. Events at different locations, we can use it for that. Also, we use it as a platform for hostage negotiation," said Sloan Rowland, Joplin Police Department SWATT Commander.
The vehicle was donated through a department of defense program, where used vehicles and equipment are donated to the law enforcement community. It's worth more than $700,000, but the police department received it for free.
(courtesy KODE, Joplin)
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