Local New York police will acquire surplus military equipment as part of a federal program to improve the gear used by law enforcement agencies across the country.
Under the Federal Excess Property Program, police in North Tonawanda, N.Y. will receive guns, ammunition and vehicles from Fort Drum in order to utilize various counter-drug tactics.
“It’s equipment the department could probably never afford,” said Mayor Rob Ortt, who also said that involvement in the program is free, aside from transporting equipment to local police.
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by Tactical-Life / Dec 19, 2013