Texas police use military vehicles to hunt criminals
The $600K armored vehicle was given to the department for the cost of transporting it from Fort Hood
DALLAS — The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office traveled to Fort Hood this month to acquire its own bona fide military vehicle — the International MaxxPro MRAP tactical vehicle — courtesy of a Department of Defense surplus program.
According to The Dallas Observer, the sheriff’s office obtained the 19-ton, diesel-operated behemoth with bullet-proof doors and tires, designed by Navistar Defense.
“Having a tactical vehicle will not only provide warrants execution with the equipment to assist in performing their jobs, but will provide an overall safety arch," Chief Deputy Marlin Suell reportedly wrote to county commissioners in informing them of the acquisition.