Skip to comments.OSU Police Obtained Army Surplus Armored Personnel Vehicle
Posted on 09/19/2013 5:32:14 PM PDT by BBell
COLUMBUS, Ohio -
The Ohio State University police department has added a very unique new tool to their fleet: an armored military vehicle.
If you want the ultimate in protection, an armored personnel carrier is the way to go. If negotiations work like they did for OSU's Department Of Public Safety, you could get one for free.
Lindsay Komlanc, director of marketing and communications at OSU said the police department obtained the vehicle through Army surplus at no cost.
Although it still looks like an armored military vehicle, she said police plan on changing the appearance by removing the top gun turret and repainting the rest of the vehicle.
"This unique, special purpose vehicle is a replacement for a police fleet vehicle and will provide us with enhanced capabilities as an all-hazard, all-purpose response vehicle," Komlanc said.
Police Chief Paul Denton was not available Tuesday, so NBC4 was unable to find out specifics for where an armored vehicle could be used on an urban campus.
Why would university police need this?
Guess they’ll use this the next time the fraternity keg party gets too loud?
I guess that they’ll be used to enforce the collection of fine for overdue books from the university library.
I’m sure the MRAP V-bottom improves the aerodynamics....better fuel economy, right?
It was free?
Guess it makes more sense than the U.S. Department of Education having SWAT Teams.
Don’t know about the OSU Campus Cops, but the Cowboys I have met there are OK.
Seriously, we do business with their foundation seed operation and they are a great bunch of people.
Knowing Oklahoma like I do, I lived there 7 years, I doubt even the campus cops will get in trouble with this vehicle.
Opps! should have been more careful. WRONG OSU.
Sorry, my mistake.
You're probably right about that, since the truck is at Ohio State. : )
Enough Molotov cocktails and it would get very hot.
Dean Wermer would be proud....now lets go get those damned Deltas!
For every can, there is an opener.
Long ago, before “American Graffiti” I knew of some guys that got carried away with a bit of a prank. The were all good boys from good homes and they aspired to be scientist, doctors and one wanted to be a US Senator.
They attached a steel cable to the rear axle of a parked police car and a very solid post.
20 MPH? (~30 FPS) at 3500lb.Thats enough energy to do some damage.
Some of this bunch still have an old newspaper article with a photo about this event.
Just wait ‘til Kent State gets one!
High schools?? Yes, absolutely.
Those people desiring to pray before a high school football game can get pretty rowdy sometimes. They might need to be subdued....or something.
That’s okay. The way the parking situation is at Ohio State, they well may have to store the thing in Oklahoma.
I’m always against these weapons being in the hands of the police, but I’m almost tempted to be okay with it since they’ll most likey be using it on some of the Scarlet and gray cult that overtakes greater columbus for several months a year.
I've read about towns that get this kind of stuff "for free", and the first time it breaks down they discover they can't afford the maintenance and it gets parked, and eventually sold for scrap/salvage.
Our town just got one of these vehicles last week.
We were in the Krystal bs’ing over coffee when it rolled
by.This is one big sob.The local paper said it cost 800K new.
Bet that’s right about costs later as it ages.
They're very specialized and limited production compared to commercial vehicles. That usually translates into high cost and wait time for parts, and can mean a substantial investment in special tools just to work on them, and finding someone who knows how.
Because they,re going to camp us.
The War on Truancy just got real
4 dead in Ohio? More dead in Ohio.
Indeed. This new armored vehicle has all the makings of a new Neil Young song!
Make a mighty fine sno cone cart.
Yes, I finally realized that. So stated.
The cheerleaders will have fun..,,.
“We’ve got spirit
Yes we do!
We’ve got an armored truck
That can run over you!”
Cool. Kinda reminds you of Kent State.
Michigan got an A-10.
And Detroit has been deemed too dangerous to fly it over.
The SWAT Team can come busting out of their Rambo-mobile in full scarlet and grey Buckeye regalia. With a Buckeye sticker on their helmet for every kill!
Where’s the 50 Cal that goes on top?!?! You’ll need that for the Michigan game!!