Binghamton Replaces Bread Truck With New Emergency Response Vehicle
The Binghamton Police Department has some new, heavy equipment in its crime fighting and public safety arsenal.
A new armored rescue vehicle will help the police department and the multi-agency Metro SWAT Team in responding to situations including barricaded subjects, hostage incidents, executing high-risk raids, recovering fallen officers or civilians and in weather emergencies.
$275,000 in New York State funds, secured by State Senator Fred Ackshar (R-Binghamton), helped buy the rig that replaces the old unit: a repurposed former bread delivery truck.
Chief Zikuski says the City now has “the proper vehicle to protect our officers.”
The Metro SWAT Team covers a response area of more than 70 miles and encompasses several police jurisdictions.