- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

ENID, Okla. (AP) - The Enid Police Department has acquired a surplus Army vehicle for use by its SWAT team.

Lt. Gary Fuxa and Sgt. Justin Hodges traveled to Fort Carson, Colorado, this week to pick up the armored Max-Pro MRAP vehicle and bring it to Enid. Police say the vehicle can carry eight to 10 officers and will be used not only by the SWAT team but for emergency responses and will be placed on display at public events.

Fuxa says the vehicle has about 31,000 miles and is valued at $689,000. It was made available through the Defense Department’s surplus program.

Enid police will pay a $2,500 transfer fee that Police Chief Brian O’Rourke said will likely come from seized drug funds.

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