06/18/14 121 W, 1 I - + 8 - 4 Harnett County's New Armored Response Vehicle

The Harnett County Sheriff's Department posted this picture on their Facebook page yesterday, of what appears to be a military surplus International MaxxPro MRAP that's been repurposed for local law enforcement. They describe its purpose as "for high risk warrants, tactical rescue, barricade suspects, [and] hostage situations." Looks pretty sharp. Google searches find references (such as this) to the Department of Homeland Security (through the United States Army Forces Command) having recently retrofitted 2,717 such MRAP vehicles for use in the states. Wonder who else around here has received one? Memo to self, try to snap a picture for my gallery of special police vehicles on Flickr.

Mike, just to answer your question who else has one of these vehicles, there are 5 in North Carolina. Brunswick County, Cherokee County, Currituck County, Halifax County and Harnett County have all been issued one. There is an article on Yahoo News today about the federal Government Issuing these vehicles to Law enforcement agencies and a break down by state who has received one.
Galax,Va (Email) - 06/24/14 - 10:50

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