Giant police emergency vehicle in Texas draws attention – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The Prosper Police Department draws attention with a huge emergency rescue vehicle.

Police posted a photo of the armored personnel carrier on its Facebook page on June 1 and invited the public to view it.


The message quickly raised questions that the police answered. First on the list was: how much did it cost? Police said the vehicle was purchased at no cost to taxpayers because the $689,000 armored vehicle was obtained through the Federal 1033 program, meaning it cost the city nothing. Some readers pointed out that federal funding still comes from taxpayers.

Police then pointed out the vehicle’s versatility. “It is designed for high-water rescues (which have saved many people during the flooding this past week), active shooter situations, hostage rescues and other critical incidents, ensuring the safety of our officers and the community,” the department wrote.

Police further praised the emergency response vehicle’s ability to assist neighboring communities in growing Collin County and aid in community engagement.

The department said use of the vehicle will continue with an annual renewal agreement.

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