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.