San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr requested an armored tactical vehicle in June 2013 for use in San Francisco.
The Santa Cruz City Council voted to accept a quarter million dollar grant for an armored police vehicle.
Amid a national debate over the militarization of the police, the San Jose Police Department has decided to return a 15-ton armored vehicle it received earlier this year from the military surplus program.
The University of California, Berkeley police department has made an about-face on the purchase of an armored vehicle for the campus police department.
Santa Clara County law enforcement officials have a new vehicle that probably didn’t fit into Santa’s sleigh.