Nampa, Boise PD's gifted military-style armored rescue vehicles
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The cities of Nampa and Boise recently got two large gifts from the U.S. Military.
Both police departments received armored rescue vehicles that were once built to protect troops on the Iraq and Afghanistan battlefields.
Some question whether Treasure Valley cities need such equipment to help protect the streets.
"We have needs for this type of vehicle all the time," Nampa Sgt. Tim Randall said. "We, on a daily basis go on calls that involve firearms. It's a fact we deal with and this ARV gives us some protection when we go on those calls."
The Nampa ARV only has 4,000 miles. Boise's has 6,000.
The Preston Police Department also was awarded a vehicle.