FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department took possession of an MRAP, or mine-resistant ambush protection vehicle, through the 10-33 program offered by the federal government.
According to the department, this program allows the Department of Defense to transfer excess military equipment to law enforcement at little to no cost.
Tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., several department officials to include members of the S.W.A.T. team will be showing off the newest addition to the police force.
Acquired in March of this year the MRAP will be assisting FMPD in a wide variety of endeavors, including various critical incidents such as natural disasters, HAZMAT, active shooter calls as well as hostage and rescue situations.
“The Fort Myers Police Department is committed to finding alternate funding sources during these tough budgetary times in order to enhance the service we provide to the citizens and visitors of the City of Fort Myers,” said police spokesman Lieutenant Victor Medico.