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OSU Police Obtained Army Surplus Armored Personnel Vehicle
http://www.nbc4i.com ^ | 9/17/13 | Rick Reitzel

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: policestate
Whats next? High Schools?


1 posted on 09/19/2013 5:32:14 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

Why would university police need this?


2 posted on 09/19/2013 5:34:39 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: BBell

3 posted on 09/19/2013 5:34:48 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: BBell

Guess they’ll use this the next time the fraternity keg party gets too loud?


4 posted on 09/19/2013 5:34:49 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: BBell
For every can, there is an opener. That thing looks like it could get hot.

/johnny

5 posted on 09/19/2013 5:35:27 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Fai Mao
"Why would university police need this?"

Frat Parties.

6 posted on 09/19/2013 5:35:50 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: BBell

I guess that they’ll be used to enforce the collection of fine for overdue books from the university library.


7 posted on 09/19/2013 5:36:16 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BBell

I’m sure the MRAP V-bottom improves the aerodynamics....better fuel economy, right?


9 posted on 09/19/2013 5:42:58 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: BBell
Columbus' local police force does not have a bomb squad.
"Frankly, we have to be. We are the primary responder."
my guess; they expect some "rough times" ahead ...
(like the OWS types)

10 posted on 09/19/2013 5:44:02 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: BBell

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.


11 posted on 09/19/2013 5:50:57 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: BBell

Opps! should have been more careful. WRONG OSU.

Sorry, my mistake.


12 posted on 09/19/2013 5:52:01 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil
Knowing Oklahoma like I do, I lived there 7 years, I doubt even the campus cops will get in trouble with this vehicle.

You're probably right about that, since the truck is at Ohio State. : )

13 posted on 09/19/2013 5:55:08 PM PDT by digger48
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To: JRandomFreeper

Enough Molotov cocktails and it would get very hot.


14 posted on 09/19/2013 6:04:28 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Fai Mao

Dean Wermer would be proud....now lets go get those damned Deltas!


15 posted on 09/19/2013 6:05:39 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

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.


16 posted on 09/19/2013 6:05:42 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: BBell

Just wait ‘til Kent State gets one!


17 posted on 09/19/2013 6:07:31 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Texas Fossil
It was free?

The article says its a replacement for an existing vehicle. If we knew what that that vehicle was, we'd have a much better idea of whether this thing is, given the cost, a suitable replacement.
18 posted on 09/19/2013 6:13:08 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: BBell

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.

/s


19 posted on 09/19/2013 6:14:58 PM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: Texas Fossil

That’s okay. The way the parking situation is at Ohio State, they well may have to store the thing in Oklahoma.


20 posted on 09/19/2013 6:18:38 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: BBell

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.


21 posted on 09/19/2013 6:20:46 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Texas Fossil
It was free?

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.

22 posted on 09/19/2013 6:25:35 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

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.


23 posted on 09/19/2013 6:36:12 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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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.

24 posted on 09/19/2013 6:43:40 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Fai Mao

Because they,re going to camp us.


25 posted on 09/19/2013 7:02:18 PM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: tacticalogic

The War on Truancy just got real

/sarc


26 posted on 09/19/2013 7:08:27 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Joe 6-pack

4 dead in Ohio? More dead in Ohio.


27 posted on 09/19/2013 7:10:23 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: BBell

Indeed. This new armored vehicle has all the makings of a new Neil Young song!


28 posted on 09/19/2013 7:33:01 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: BBell

Make a mighty fine sno cone cart.


29 posted on 09/19/2013 7:50:29 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: digger48

Yes, I finally realized that. So stated.


30 posted on 09/19/2013 7:52:39 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: BBell

The cheerleaders will have fun..,,.

“We’ve got spirit
Yes we do!
We’ve got an armored truck
That can run over you!”


31 posted on 09/19/2013 7:53:21 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BBell

Cool. Kinda reminds you of Kent State.


32 posted on 09/19/2013 7:54:09 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: BBell

Michigan got an A-10.


33 posted on 09/19/2013 7:55:16 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Michigan got an A-10.

And Detroit has been deemed too dangerous to fly it over.

34 posted on 09/19/2013 8:08:22 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: blueunicorn6

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!

Go Bucks!


35 posted on 09/19/2013 9:55:06 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Bshaw

Where’s the 50 Cal that goes on top?!?! You’ll need that for the Michigan game!!


36 posted on 09/19/2013 9:56:08 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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