Preston Police Chief Ken Geddes - armored vehicle

Preston Police Chief Ken Geddes stands beside the Mine Resistance Ambush Protected Personnel Carrier the department acquired from the U.S. Army. (Submitted photo)

    PRESTON — The Preston Police Department acquired a Mine Resistance Ambush Protected Personnel Carrier (MRAP) from the United States Army within the past week. The military has chosen to make equipment available to law enforcement agencies to increase domestic security in our country.

    MRAP’s are armored fighting vehicles are designed for the purpose of surviving attacks and ambushes, including mines explosions.

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Gone are the days when law enforcement's motto was "To Protect and Serve". Now what you hear as the most important thing for law enforcement is "they go home safe at the end of the day".

The War on Drugs has evolved into an Us or Them attitude for law enforcement. Any and all tools that they can obtain will be used to show civilians that they are in charge and not to be challenged.

We will see more of these vehicles and other surplus military equipment deployed as the police state continues to grow.


Total waste of the money. In tight times they shouldn't be wasting local tax money on something like this.


Yeah, this will come in handy, so would an abrams tank, maybe they should get one. Totally not seeming like a police state here. I am so proud we can give our police the tools they want, where are the gas chambers going in?

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