Rescue Vehicle Tour
Wednesday, April 14
3:00 - 5:00pm
Over the last year we have had numerous conversations with community members regarding our request to purchase an armored vehicle. We want to give you an opportunity to see an armored vehicle in person, ask questions, and express concerns you may have. Join us Wednesday, April 14 at the Campbell Police Department where we will have another agency’s armored rescue vehicle available for tours. Be sure to register at the link above to reserve your time slot.
Many of the concerns we heard from community members circulated over three main topics:
- Do we already have an armored vehicle?
We do not currently have an armored vehicle. We previously had an armored personnel carrier from 1998 -2019 that was returned to the Department of Justice.
- Why can’t we borrow this vehicle?
We continue to rely on mutual aid for armored vehicle support from other agencies. Response times and availability of their armored vehicles have proven to not be reliable during critical incidents. One such incident occurred last year where a victim was shot 9 times and needed to be rescued prior to the 1-hour response time of the armored vehicle. https://local.nixle.com/alert/8151782/
- These funds should be used for other programs (i.e. homeless, community outreach, etc.)
The request to purchase the armored vehicle was made under the Capital Improvement Plan Reserve (CIPR). Per our Financial Policies, the CIPR shall be maintained to cover unbudgeted capital improvement costs, to fund future capital and infrastructure improvements, and to fund anticipated one-time capital expenditures in the operating budget.
Watch the full Virtual Q&A video below as Chief Berg dives deep into these questions and more.