First of all, sorry for getting the town wrong in an earlier version of this post. Second, huh? What does ANY police force need with an MRAP? I mean, if it gets to the point where you need a humongous armored personnel carrier to “solve” a violent situation, it’s time to call in an air strike. (Note to local police: don’t get any ideas.) There are plenty of smaller vehicles that can do this job as well, not to mention individual officers sheltering and maneuvering behind a ballistic shield. Yes there is that. As Baker Ballistics points out, an active shooter or hostage situation requires speed, surprise and violence of action. Given the size and lack of maneuverability of an MRAP, once the initial surprise wears off, what? To quote the Prez, these weapons of war have no business on our streets.