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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
April 12, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com
SLCPD to Purchase New Specialized Rescue Vehicle for SWAT Team
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is notifying the public of its intent to purchase a specialized armored vehicle designed to transport members and equipment of the SLCPD’s SWAT Team.
The vehicle will be purchased through the United States Department of Justice’s Controlled Equipment program. The estimated cost will be $400,000.
The vehicle the department intends to purchase is an armored vehicle manufactured on a Ford F550 chassis. This vehicle is built for law enforcement purposes to include protecting officers from known high-risk situations. The vehicle will be used for disaster-related emergencies, active shooter situations, hostage and/or search and rescue situations, and anti-terrorism preparedness, protection, prevention, response, recovery, or relief.
The Salt Lake City Police Department will, or has, implement(ed) policies and procedures regarding the training, inventorying, record retention, and use of controlled equipment in accordance with federal guidelines.
This new SWAT vehicle, which will be equipped to support and augment the department’s operational needs, will replace the department’s “MRAP,” which will be reacquired by the federal government.
Members of the SLCPD’s SWAT Team who are designated as operators for the new vehicle will receive the required training to ensure the safety of themselves, passengers, community members and the vehicle itself.
In Utah, the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake City, Davis County Sheriff, Utah County Sheriff’s Office, Tooele County, and Ogden City have similar specialized SWAT vehicles.
A copy of this press release, translated in Spanish, has been posted on the SLCPD’s website.23-XXX-SLCPD to Purchase New Specialized Rescue Vehicle for SWAT Team - Spanish