A new crime-fighting tool has been obtained by the Redlands Police Department from the Defense Department, a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, as it's referred to by the military.The vehicle was used in Iraq and Afghanistan to protect troops from improvised explosive devices and other weapons. Police Mark Garcia say the MRAP has no mounted gun turret and will be used in only the most dire situations, such as when police are confronted by an active shooter.
U.S. Soldiers serving with Outlaw Platoon, 164th Military Police Company, Fort Richardson, Alaska, Task Force Maverick alongside with counterparts of Afghanistan National Army soldiers conduct presence patrol in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Dec. 18, 2011. (U.S. Army photo by Lawree R. Washington Jr./RELEASED).
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