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Delmar PD Gets New Military Humvee

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DELMAR, Md.- The Delmar Police Department has acquired a brand-new military-grade Humvee. This armor-plated, all-terrain vehicle was given to the department by the federal government completely free of charge. 

Delmar Police Cpl. Thomas Esham took WBOC on a tour of the garage where the expensive vehicle sat Tuesday morning.

"It's pretty big," he said pointing at the Humvee. "It's a military vehicle. It was designed for the military."

The federal program provides vehicles that are no longer used to local police departments across the country. The chief of the Delmar Police applied for the vehicle, and soon after they were owners of the high-tech vehicle. Esham said the vehicle will primarily be used for severe weather situations.

Delmar received the vehicle with the traditional army paint-job, and with the bare essentials inside, and so the department then paid to have it redesigned and remodeled. The project cost the department tens of thousands of dollars, most of which was covered by a federal grant. $8,000 of that job was paid for locally, taken from seized drug money in the city.

WBOC spoke to Lisa Decker inside of her Delmar home. She was in the military and knows these Humvees well.

"It's a little excessive I do believe as just a regular vehicle around the town," she said referring to the use of such a vehicle.

However, she said she was glad that the town had the capability to use the Humvee if the situation presented itself.

"With increment weather coming up," she said. "Such as snow and hurricanes you do also want to have that possibility where the Humvee can go and pick up all essential personnel.

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