A taste of things to come? Now your guns are gone you’ll be needing their protection even more…? (Thanks to Linda for this link).
Police have bought three bullet-proof SUVs to be used in high-risk firearms incidents and major national security events.
The Toyota Land Cruisers have been fitted with ballistic armour and will be based in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington but will be deployed across the country as needed, a police media statement said.
The vehicles won’t carry arms, but staff in the vehicles will be armed.
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Police have budgeted $1.23 million for the three vehicles, which includes training and ongoing maintenance.
The SUVs will be operational this month.