Securing America: Police Getting Leftover Military Trucks

(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

(AP Photo/Mike Groll)
(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Military hardware used in the Iraq war could be making its way to a law enforcement agency near you.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports in our update on national security:

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Surplus Armored Trucks

Securing America.

They originally cost about a half million dollars. 18-ton, mine resistant ambush protected vehicles called MRAPs. Thanks to a national military surplus program the Defense Department is giving away 165 MRAPs to law enforcement agencies around the country. But the ACLU is criticizing what it sees as police forces preparing for war. Not so says Sheriff Craig Apple in Albany County, New York.

(Apple) "If there's another catastrophe up here, similar to Irene or Sandy, we'll be able to have a vehicle that will get through high water, to get through trees in the road or to evacuate people from an active shooter scenario."

Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.