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The Superior Police Department received a mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle for the cost of shipping it from Texas. The vehicle will be used by the department’s Emergency Response Team. (Shelley Nelson/

Military surplus benefits SPD

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Courtesy of the U.S. military and the draw-down of military forces in the Middle East, the Superior Police Department has a new tool in its arsenal to fight crime.


This week, the department received an armor-plated mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle. The total cost for the vehicle valued at $733,000 was $4,500.

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