Moody police receive free Humvee to respond to emergencies in remote areas

Posted at 4:30 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 17:45:06-04

A Central Texas police department received a new vehicle to help them respond to calls in rural areas.

Moody Police acquired a free Humvee that the military is no longer using from the Law Enforcement Support Office Program. The agency also received night vision goggles.

The department only paid for the decals on the vehicle, which cost $900. Chief Roger Kennedy said the department paid for it with funds from the sale of seized vehicles. 

The Humvee, which does not have prisoner transport capabilities, will be used for medical emergencies and searches in remote areas.

"Sometimes the things we have to go through, our patrol vehicles aren't equipped. You risk tearing the front end up and damaging those vehicles. Those are made for the street," Kennedy said.

The city bought a trailer and a generator for $700 from a federal website. The trailer, which will be used to transport materials, can be hooked up to the military vehicle. 

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