The Brandon Police Service are the owners of a brand new armoured rescue vehicle (ARV) that will be used for high risk incidents in Brandon, and southwestern Manitoba.
Brandon Police, along with other police forces across southwestern Manitoba will have this new vehicle at their disposal in cases of high risk incidents. Sporting a lifted chassis, armor, roof-mounted camera, and emergency lighting/siren among other features, this vehicle will allow law enforcement to better handle high risk situations, which may include victim recovery from “the hot zone”.
Brandon Police Chief Wayne Balcaen says, “We will be able to deploy this rescue vehicle within the region in a very timely manner, which will increase community and officer safety.” Chief Balcaen goes on to say, “In 2018, our police service deployed the Emergency Response Team 14 times, and 6 times in 2019, which is still triple our historic average of 2 deployments per year.”
The new truck is operationally ready for deployment, however, training and familiarization of officers will continue into 2020. Photos by Liam Pattison Photography.