CORNWALL – The Cornwall Police Service has added a new armoured rescue vehicle to its fleet.
The demo model ARV was shown to the police board Thursday morning.
It cost the force $95,000.
That’s a lot less than a brand new one at $400,000, and CPS says the demo model has never been used in a police operation.
The money is coming from the fleet budget since it was not able to buy any regular cruisers this year due to supply chain issues.
After officers are trained on the machine, it will hit the road this fall, to be used in high-risk situations for the Cornwall Emergency Response Team (CERT).
The CPS had a 26-year-old armoured vehicle that was loaned by the RCMP and is in need of expensive repairs.