Thursday, August 21, 2014

Brown County Sheriff's Department Saves $696,100

Wisconsin agencies have $28M in surplus military gear.  (Appleton Post-Crescent, 8/20/2014)

Shopping for bargains.   In Brown County, the sheriff's department received a massive mine resistant ambush protected military surplus vehicle in April. It only had to pay $3,900 to have the vehicle, valued at about $700,000, shipped from Texas, said Lt. Dan Sandberg, commander of the Brown County Sheriff's Office SWAT team.

And I quote:  "There is no fail-safe measure that can prevent all loss of life and limb on this or any other battlefield, especially against a ruthless and resourceful enemy.  That is the brutal reality of war.  But vehicles like the M-ATV and MRAP provide the best protection available against roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices.   And so the need for these types of vehicles will  not soon go away."

Brown County crime mapping by category  (past 12 months)
  • Property (485)
  • Violent (157)
    • Harassment (112)
    • Sexual assault (24)
    • Disturbance-weapons (12)
    • Robbery (5)
    • Assault (3)
    • Bomb (1)
  • Proactive policing (539)
  • Noise (129)
  • Disorder (2114)
  • Other (1202), including....
    • Welfare check (367)
    • Miscellaneous (320)
    • 911 hang-up (256)

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