The Murfreesboro Police Department has acquired a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle from the Department of Defense through the Tennessee Department of General Services Property Utilization Division, Law Enforcement Support Office. The MRAP was acquired at no cost to the City of Murfreesboro (other than standard maintenance and transportation costs from Fort Campbell, KY).
After serving the US Army in the War on Terrorism, this armored vehicle will now have a post-war life and will continue to “protect and serve” by providing the department’s Special Operations Unit (SOU) with advanced ballistic protection during high-risk situations. The vehicle is capable of providing ballistic protection for SOU officers during transport, deployment and tactical operations where hostile, life-threatening gunfire from an armed suspect poses a danger to officers or innocent citizens.
Chief of Police Glenn Chrisman stated: “Law enforcement must be prepared for situations where they may face a deadly threat from an armed gunman. This piece of equipment will help protect officers who risk their lives to protect others, as well as innocent citizens who may be endangered by hostile gunfire. We appreciate the Department of Defense and their willingness to help protect Tennessee law enforcement officers and the communities in which they serve.”