The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is looking at purchasing a new armored vehicle to assist the emergency response teams within the sheriff’s office and Findlay Police Department.
Lt. Mark Price, with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, says their current armored carrier dates back to the early 1980s and is an armored car that was once owned by a company that did money runs for local banks.
He says their current vehicle has been experiencing some mechanical issues and can’t go off-road and the new vehicle would be better equipped to do that.
He says the new armored vehicle would be very valuable in any scenario involving officer safety, like a barricaded subject with a gun and having to make an approach.
As Lt. Price mentioned in the audio above the armored vehicle would also give officers some cover while making an approach and also help them reach an officer who may have been injured at a scene that is still active.
The vehicle they’re looking at would cost around $270,000.
The Lt. says they recently made a presentation to the Hancock County Commissioners about the need for the new armored vehicle.
He says they’re working with the City of Findlay about possibly splitting the cost of the vehicle.