Dallas County police drove to Fort Hood this month to pick up what local NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth referred to as the “most awesome cop car ever.”
Police are now using a 15-ton Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicle with bullet-proof windows and tires to execute warrants in Dallas County.
The Warrants Execution Division requested the MRAP on Oct. 1, 2012.
Deputies said the vehicle “exceed expectations” and “appears to be in good shape.” It has never been deployed to an actual combat zone. A memo from the sheriff’s office said the MRAP will be used to “provide warrants execution” and “provide an overall safety arch” in the community.
The department did not explain why they require a vehicle that can withstand “ballistic arms fire, mine fields, IED’s, and nuclear, biological and chemical environments," according to Raw Story.
“If you live in Dallas County and you have an unpaid traffic ticket or an arrest warrant, pay up now or this bad boy could be coming for you,” wrote Stefan Gorman of NBC affiliate 5 DFW.
Gorman wrote that the vehicle will not only help in “serving warrants” but also assist in “dangerous tactical situations.”