S.C. Police Add Armored Rescue Vehicle

January 07, 2015

Photo via Facebook/Horry County PD.
Photo via Facebook/Horry County PD.

The Horry County (S.C.) Police Department unveiled a new Caiman high-mobility armored vehicle this week obtained on a no-cost loan through the federal 1033 surplus military property program.

The vehicle, called "Rescue One," would serve as an armored rescue vehicle, Police Chief Saundra Rhodes said. It can accommodate 10 tactical officers during transportation operations; cross rivers with a depth of 3 feet; drive over large obstacles and debris; and enable rescue from rooftops, according to the agency.

Rescue One will be used for rescues during flooding and hurricanes to transport injured or stranded victims as well as doctors and emergency personnel. Its armor also makes it useful in the event of active shooter situations to keep its occupants safe and allows officers to approach dangerous areas safety without having to wait for special equipment.

The armored vehicle can withstand explosive blasts, and will enable bomb technicians to get closer to an explosive device.

Comments

  1. 1. Vee [ January 07, 2015 @ 01:31PM ]

    More and more the local police are becoming more Militarized and responding to local citizens with military force levels. No wonder people are raising hell and protesting . Do local small town depts. really need these types of combat vehicles ? I do jot see this as a good thing . When you keep stepping up the level of heavy handed military type responses ,you can expect the same in return .... Whatever ever happen to For the People ,by the People ....Protect and Serve...Wake up people and look to see what is happening in this country ...One day your freedoms will be gone ....

  2. 2. Desperado [ March 16, 2015 @ 03:40PM ]

    Hey, I agree Vee . Horry county why don't yall just get you a surplus M-60 tank and a few APCs ....I hear the Air Force had some used A10 Warthogs for sale ...they would really do the trick on these Citizens that don't want to comply ! Law enforcement really needs to look at the way they present themselves to the Citizens .

 

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