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Kern County Sheriff's Office to ask for new armored SWAT vehicle

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Posted at 6:43 PM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 21:56:08-04

Kern County Sheriff’s Office will ask the Board of Supervisors to approve an item to get a new Lenco Bearcat armored vehicle for the SWAT team on Tuesday,

The Special Weapons and Tactics team currently has one armored vehicle but needs two. They had two but one was involved in a rollover accident in 2012.

The new vehicle will cost $330,000.