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Norman Police Department First Oklahoma Agency to Join Police Data Initiative

Norman Police Department First Oklahoma Agency to Join Police Data Initiative

Sierra Rains-Moad

April 1, 2017

The Norman Police Department just became the first law enforcement agency in Oklahoma to join the Police Data Initiative. The initiative derives from the Task Force on 21st Century Policing created by President Obama in late 2014 and will make more data available to the public. Sarah Jensen, NPD ...

New city council unsupportive of armored vehicle purchase

The Lenco BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) G3 is designed specifically for law enforcement purposes and is not weaponized, though it is equipped with gunports large enough to fit 40mm gas canisters or small arms. Priced from $200,000 to $275,000, the 20-foot vehicle has seats for up to 12 officers or evacuees and running boards where additional personnel can be accommodated. Photo courtesy of Lenco.

Megan Ross

March 4, 2017

By Megan Ross Newly-elected Norman council members may shut down the potential purchase of an armored vehicle for the Police Department. The Department proposed the purchase of a Lenco BearCat in July of 2015, but the City Council tabled the decision indefinitely. The issue resurfaced, however, in...

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