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Armored Rescue Vehicle to Cost Township $277,986

Gloucester Township received only one bid for the bulletproof police vehicle.

Gloucester Township officials on Wednesday opened the lone bid received for a contract to provide the Police Department with an armored rescue vehicle.

The bid from Pittsfield, MA-based Lenco came in at $277,986, Clerk Rosemary DiJosie said. It was unsealed in Council chambers at the Chews Landing Road municipal building.

It is expected the Township Council will vote to award the contract to Lenco at its Feb. 25 meeting.

Gloucester Township Police Deputy Chief David Harkins on Monday noted the vehicle is similar to those used by "an armored car driver...that we see at banks every day."

"It's a truck that's built on a Ford F-550 body. The difference is the materials it's made out of are the only thing that's tested and assured to stop bullets," Harkins added.

The armored rescue vehicle would be used by the Police Department's Special Response, or SWAT, team.

For past coverage of the township's move to purchase the armored rescue vehicle, click on the below links, which are listed in chronological order:

Darren Gladden February 22, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Susan Greene kind of Acts like a New Freeholder
Darren Gladden February 22, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Debbie Shinn ..............Thank you again you don't understand you have yourself a new Friend .........
Darren Gladden February 22, 2013 at 07:45 PM
No Wait I want to be the Leader of your Fan Club ...Common SENSE answer to Common Sense Question thank you so much Debbie ....Now to OUR GOVERNMENT LEADERS please do ANSWER this simple QUESTION ..........WHY DO YOU FEEL IN YOUR HEART that we should buy and APC and Not have a Field of Dreams PUT down for the KIDS this year and if I ASK THIS QUESTION AT the NEXT council Meeting can I get an ANSWER without SOMEONE attacking me CAUSE YOU KNOW MY SAYING ........Just care , I do
Darren Gladden February 22, 2013 at 08:01 PM
watch this people .......We can START changing we just NEED to be LEAD the right way . Watch this and understand this is WAY and How I get my Passion http://youtu.be/ciYk-UwqFKA Just care Peeps and Remmeber WE are ALL someone ....Get the Field Down DAVE show us something to BELIEVE in
Debbie Shinn February 25, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Thank You Charles. Sybil? "I would bet those dead cops in California wished they were driving in this vehicle when they were shot at." Really unfair statement! How about the 2 innocent lady citizens who found themselves under overhwheling fire by the Police who were trying to KILL them without any warning just because they were driving a pick-up truck? One lady hit in the back, fortunetley they were not killed! LAPD apologized, said was JUST a mistake!! Take a look at that story before making such self-rightous judgmental statements!! Find another way!!

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