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Salisbury City Council Voting to Add Armored Vehicle

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Armored car in the SBY PD lot. (Photo: WBOC) Armored car in the SBY PD lot. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md. - Monday night, the Salisbury City Council will be voting on a resolution to add an armored vehicle to the Salisbury Police Department fleet.

The light armored tactical vehicle comes from a government program that provides these types of vehicles to local police departments at no cost.  The estimated value of the vehicle is $10,000.  The possible new addition to the Salisbury Police Department fleet is an armored body mounted on the frame of a Dodge Ram truck.

Some folks around Salisbury believe the addition of the vehicle is a no-brainer.

"Unfortunately, we've all seen what type of unfortunate events have taken place throughout the country and having an armored vehicle can help in such a circumstance," Eli Weiss told WBOC Monday afternoon.

Salisbury Police officials say the armored car would be able to fit four officers inside and offer protection from gunfire and other potentially dangerous projectiles.  The car would be used in situations like standoffs or a riot.

However, not everyone in the city believes the vehicle is a necessity.  WBOC spoke with a handful of people who wished to remain anonymous and off-camera who said the presence of an armored vehicle has the possibility of making a tense and dangerous situation even worse.  Additionally, some added they don't believe there are enough high danger situations in the city to warrant having an armored vehicle in the police department's fleet.  Some other city neighbor's disagree.

"It would be a good cause for them to do because there is a lot of crime, a lot of drug dealing, and a lot of trafficking with either women or drugs or anything like that," Stephen Ware told WBOC on Monday.  "So, I feel like it would be a great thing to do."

The city council will vote Monday night to add the armored vehicle to the police department fleet.  The vehicle is already in the police department lot just waiting for the city council's OK to be put into use.

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