According to an Albany City Council member, the Albany Police Department has decided to back out of an agreement with Berkeley Police Department and UCPD to purchase an armored vehicle through a federal grant.
The $170,000 federal grant to purchase a Lenco BearCat will come from the Urban Areas Security Initiative, a Department of Homeland Security nonprofit organization that is intended to financially support agencies that are at high risk of a terrorist attack with “security enhancements.”...Read more »
DHS Gives UC-Berkeley ‘Armored Personnel Carrier’
Heavily armored vehicle “used by U.S. troops on the battlefield”
An armored personnel carrier used by U.S. troops to fight insurgents on the battlefield is making its way to the University of California thanks to a $200,000 dollar grant from the Department of Homeland Security...Read more »
The Bearcat used by the Seacoast Emergency response Team (SERT) which is an armored personnel vehicle stationed at the Rye Safety Complex.Read more »
Pics from Monday of GESTAPO driving what appeared to be a shiny new bearcat from the capitol city to their respective Ct hamlet... There was a lead unmarked cop SUV that I frequently see harassing the truckers back and fourth from Norwich to Hartford(me thinks he is a statey.Read more »
"We're going to have our own tank." That's what Keene, N.H., Mayor Kendall Lane whispered to Councilman Mitch Greenwood during a December city council meeting.
It's not quite a tank. But the quaint town of 23,000 -- scene of just two murders since 1999 -- had just accepted a $285,933 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to purchase a Bearcat, an eight-ton armored personnel vehicle made by Lenco Industries Inc.
But those plans are on hold for now, thanks to a backlash from feisty residents.
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