Superior Taking Steps to Demilitarize The Police Department
Superior Mayor Jim Paine announced on Facebook that the city is taking "an important step in the de-militarization of our police force."
The city will be replacing its MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle that it got in 2014 as part of a military surplus program with the Federal Government.
The MRAP will be replaced by a new EOV (Emergency Operations Vehicle) that, according to the Mayor, will "protect our officers and the public while also saving us significant money in maintenance and operation."
The Mayor went on to say that, "Our Police Chief and his officers have been working diligently for years to build relationships and trust in this community and I am proud to be a part of these efforts. My goal for this department is simple: When you see the police, the only thing you should ever feel is relief."