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  DRP Unveils New Tactical Rescue Vehicle

Mar 08, 2013 15:32 ET

Thanks to a generous donation from General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada in London, Ontario, the DRPS has a new tool to deal with dangerous hostage taking or armed and barricaded person calls.

The Service’s new Tactical Rescue Vehicle (TRV) was unveiled today at a ceremony in the Colonel R.S. McLaughlin Armoury in downtown Oshawa. The bulletproof, 7-tonne vehicle will carry eight members of the Tactical Support Unit (TSU) and can reach speeds of up to 100 km/hr.

Members of DRP, General Dynamics Land Systems, Port Hope Police Service, Cobourg Police Service and the Region of Durham attended the armouries to see the TRV and to share this new invaluable resource with the community.

“We are here today to say thank you to General Dynamics and their very generous donation,” said Chief Constable Mike Ewles. “This is a significant contribution to public and officer safety here in Durham Region and it gives us a new and immediate option in high-risk calls.”

S/Sgt. Mike Cain of the TSU also thanked Durham Region Transit and Durham Region Works department for letting us use their facilities and their assistance in training our officers so they could obtain their DZ licences.

The vehicle will be parked indoors at our Courtice Court warehouse and will be deployed by the DRPS TSU only for training purposes or high-risk calls. It could be deployed to neighbouring jurisdictions if those communities have shared resource agreements with the DRPS.

For more information about the new TRV, contact S/Sgt. Mike Cain of TSU at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5305.

Below are attached files.
trv thumb (JPG file, 26.3K bytes)
Tactical Rescue Vehicle (JPG file, 111.5K bytes)
Chief Ewles and Police Service Board Member and Oshawa Mayor John Henry address the crowd (JPG file, 109.8K bytes)
Detective Constable Keith Lindley of the TSU in the vehicle (JPG file, 99.2K bytes)
General Dynamics Director of Sustainment Services John Ball (JPG file, 110.7K bytes)
TSU Sgt. Dave Flood shows the media the TRV (JPG file, 113.4K bytes)
The unveiling at the amouries (JPG file, 148.0K bytes)
Members of TSU with General Dynamics John Ball, Claudio De Vincenzo and Sean Scott (JPG file, 133.2K bytes)
General Dynamics Manager of Sustainment Services Claudio De Vincenzo, Deputy Chief Scott Burns and Inspector Charlie Green talk about the vehicle (JPG file, 105.7K bytes)