|Photo by Michael Heinz (Journal & Courier)|
According to the Journal & Courier, the police department acquired the MRAP for its SWAT team. It remains the property of the U.S. government, which can reclaim it at any time according to the report. "Is it overkill?," Police Chief Jason Dombkowski rhetorically asked. “Probably, but it was the resource available to us at a very cheap price." The police agency invested about $4,000 in modifications to the vehicle, including painting it black. The 2008 vehicle has about 11,000 miles on it but was never used in combat.