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Columbia Police Department unveils new armored vehicle

October 24, 2013 | 7:15 p.m. CDT
The Columbia Police Department invited members of the media to view its new armored vehicle—the Lenco BearCat Special Purpose Vehicle — on Thursday at the police department's Training Center. The BearCat comes with restrictions, including the need for prior approval of the Tactical Commander before using it. In all cases outside of emergency circumstances, authorization for using the BearCat requires the approval of the Chief of Police or his designee and only SWAT members of the Columbia Police Department.

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