Summit County, Ohio sheriff buys armored vehicle for SWAT team.

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The Summit County Sheriff’s Office purchased a $150,000 armored vehicle for use in assaults and rescues and to back up members of the SWAT team during operations.

The vehicle was purchased using a grant from the Community Oriented Police Services Technology Program.

The Summit County SWAT includes 16 officer, eight tactical paramedics, two doctors, three snipers and one driver.

“The vehicle uses armor plating to protect personnel from gunfire, which enables it to be used to gain tactical advantage on combatants,” said Detective William Holland. “This vehicle can also be used in terrorism-related incidents or in response to natural disasters.”

Source: Michael Sangiacomo for The Plain Dealer.

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