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Suburban Warfare Takes On New Jersey

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The Bergen County Sheriff's Department is proposing to militarize their police force! This involves them wanting an MRAP, which is a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle. This vehicle is actually used by the military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

According to the military this isn't unheard of. Recently, the US government has given these vehicles away to law enforcement departments all over the country.

These massive vehicles actually have the ability for the bottom to turn into the shape of a "V", which deflects mines of IED's when it hits them. Keep in mind these MRAP'S will not be equipped with weaponry!

However, Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan does not want these vehicles anywhere near Bergen County.

"We're not going to militarize the Bergen County Police. We have the National Guard and the military if we need that!" she said.

On the other hand, Retired police chief Mickey Bradley explained how he has been working on this for years to get one of these MRAP's in town.

"We've had a lot of notorious criminals here in Bergen County and it's always a thought that they can possibly break them out of jail. The weakest point is when they're transporting back and forth," he said.

Not every city in New Jersey is safe and maybe MRAP vehicles would be beneficial to have. These vehicles have several other qualities that any police force could use such as rescuing people from flooding.

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