A big price tag for a vehicle that Niagara Regional Police have voted to move forward on.
A new rescue vehicle from Terradyne Armoured Vehicles Inc, is considered to be an important new “tool” to handle dangerous situations for police that will cost a whopping $300,000, but have a lifespan of 20 years.
Niagara Regional Police Chief Bryan MacCulloch says the vehicle is an important tool for their tactical unit, “Think of it as nothing more than it’s a mobile piece of safety equipmet for our officer to allow them to do thier job much more safely, to provide that level of safety for them in high risk situations, but also to provide that level of safety for members of the community.”
MacCulloch also added that when you break it down over the course of 20 years, the expense is only $15,000 a year.
The funding for this expense was built into the budget that was approved by regional council.
Up until now the NRPS had been borrowing a vehicle from Hamilton or Halton police when necessary.
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