Council Approves Purchase of Armored Rescue Vehicle

Gloucester Township Police get their armored rescue vehicle.

As expected, Gloucester Township Council on Monday approved a resolution authorizing township officials to enter into a contract to purchase an armored rescue vehicle for the Police Department.

The measure was approved as part of Council's consent agenda. The vote was unanimous.

The township will pay Lenco Industries Inc. $277,986 for the bulletproof police vehicle.

Councilman Dan Hutchison defended the controversial vehicle purchase at the conclusion of Monday's meeting.

"We as a Council, we as a town owe it to our officers to give them every tool that they can possibly have to possibly prevent one of them from being killed," he said. "It is so worth it to purchase this vehicle."

Pittsfield, MA-based Lenco was the lone company to bid for the contract with Gloucester Township.

Deputy Police Chief David Harkins described the armored rescue vehicle, which will be used by the Police Department's Special Response Unit, or SWAT, as "a truck that's built on a Ford F-550 body" but made from "the only thing that's tested and assured to stop bullets" at Council's Feb. 11 meeting.

Police Chief W. Harry Earle came to Council to discuss purchasing the armored rescue vehicle back in early January.


For past coverage of the township's move to purchase the armored rescue vehicle, click on the below links, which are listed in chronological order:

Paul J. DiBartolo March 05, 2013 at 12:49 AM
Yea, I get it Debbie, though I voted for Bush there's much I was disappointed about with him. That's probably why my libertarian leanings draw me to Tea Party ideas. Christie is a perfect example; I voted for him but I wanted Steve Lonegan.
Debbie Shinn March 05, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Don't faint or rat me out to my DEMO friends and family but I like SOME of the things Christie has done. He gets AAA's with me over the Sandy thing and find his shunning by the CPAC a disgrace for them, look at his approvals. Also, did hear the sound bite from yesterday!! Good words. He settling for 2016. Although, He needs to keep an eye on Jeb..
Darren Gladden March 05, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Na the Bush's are done unless your Dave then you might be hiding in one , Jeb should of been Prez over Geogre W. I can't see another Bush winning ...Just saying
Debbie Shinn March 05, 2013 at 03:01 PM
The problem I have with the Tea Party is they want small or no gvmt. Unless thay want to talk about womens health or my right not to blindly follow the Christian dogma. Dont' get me wrong, I am Christian, just not religious. My relationship is spiritual. Do as... If the Tea Party would step back from wanting to elimiate gvmt and stay away from a womans right to birth control, let alone the big bad, then I would turn my heard a little to listen more openly. Lonegan?? Only heard his commecials, no nothing else about him. The undertone's of issues always having to do with something being denied or taken away clouds the issues of how to move the ball forward. I would love the opportunity to debate the issues further but this is not the venue. Typed word does not express reason, level or intention if ya know what I mean.
Darren Gladden March 05, 2013 at 03:15 PM
Debbie Shinn March 05, 2013 at 03:31 PM
Also, the libertarians say they are such until the subject of true equality comes up, then somehow the discussion changes to a dark side. So. you see that while I try to be open minded, I need to make sure I stay the course funtil my journey is accomplished. Again, I think we teach each other much.....
Darren Gladden March 05, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Everybody has to get away from the the Parties , It's about putting the right people in the right seats ........... People need to vote for People not Parties
Debbie Shinn March 05, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Your right Darren....
Susan Greene March 05, 2013 at 04:27 PM
So Darren, Stach's Minion and Debbi and friends, With all that you just posted, does that mean you deny belonging to the South Jersey Citizens Radical Group? You go around causing trouble, throwing crap to see if it sticks, then when it comes back at you , crybaby's, you are so disorganized with your "we are legion", you sound like a bunch of 10 year olds playing "King of the Hill" with your cardboard swords... The only thing you really know how to do is file OPRA requests, and cost taxpayers money not just in GT but in all South Jersey.. You go to Council meetings, again, in all South Jersey and insult people about their personal appearance. You follow a young punk that has a personal issue with the Democrats because they wouldn't support him to run for a council seat, and has issues with another towns school board because he lost election. You all want to follow this "Out of Town" guy who comes here with his smug ,arrogant attitude and attacks everyone in a leadership role. Good luck with that, whatever you throw out there is coming back and sticking now. Call me all the names you want, it doesn't matter, what does matter is the false allegations you make. And Debbie, what part of Christie do you like? That part where he still has residents sitting out in the cold from Sandy? Also, the Tea Party "Citizen's United" disassociated themselves with S.J. Citizen's, that's why you don't like them.lol
Darren Gladden March 05, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Why did you say I was RIght ...lol ...Now look what you done you brought out Team Dave's Trolls ............That okay it's make me laugh sometimes reading there lies
Debbie Shinn March 05, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Again Susan, you are throwing stuff at the wall hoping it will stick. I am not a member of any club or organization associated with this website. I am a registered Democrat who votes over 90% democrat. I will not answer your questions cause you obviously don't want to engage in a conversation, just the stupid excrement that is getting really tiring for me. Sorry to dissapoint you, but I am just a resident who originally visited a Council Meeting to question the purchase of a Bear Cat. You all with your dispicable behavior have caused me to become more involved and concerned about the behavior of my elected officials. I again am really dissappointed that this nonsense is coming from the township building and this is how to choose to treat a taxpaying citizen. It's really sad.
Darren Gladden March 05, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Okay Susan since you like attacking me you HACK that has no Facts do I know peeps in SJC "Yes" . Have I been to a couple of their meeting"YES" . Now do I feel like I belong to their Club no . I have not sign on to NO one Fake one. Now do I think I'm a legion in our OWN minds who know's what one thinks . Now have I been down roads and seen THINGS with my own 2 EYES and have learn TO laugh at you fake Greedy peeps that only CARE about themselves and don't care who they HURT ..Yes I have and it's also taught me to understand it's not about me it's about ALL . Now stop making everthing a BATTLE and learn to live in Peace. and young lady go make peace with yourself ....WOW .....Omg get a box of TISSUES , Susan Greene has a ton of ISSUES or is going to have a ton if Good Old Boy Dave does not win mayor in 2013 .......Just care , I do .....PS I have stated my NAME , Address, Phone Number , and my E mail ........You got a problem I'm not hard to be reach if you need a HUG Susan I'm always somewhere ............Hey Just care go Play coco man with Dave and is Diaper boy Dan ...Relax that funny to some and mean to others .......Don't MESS with the Famliy http://youtu.be/72rYHuWidSM
Big Daddy 1 March 05, 2013 at 04:58 PM
Darren it was Andre Bademouth above who said you "attacked" Len Moffa. We just proved that he is guilty of libel. And of course we caught him lying again.
Darren Gladden March 05, 2013 at 05:05 PM
Thanks Deb for some Common Sense .......
Andre Bademos March 05, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Debbie you are not a tax paying citizen in GT, you asked us to verify it and we did. It's just more lies from you and your group. I may not have a lot of respect for Darren Gladden because but at least he does not portray himself as a voter here. He may or may not pay his taxes on time but at least he is a property owner here, your not. So take your stories back to Gloucester City or are you so uneducated that you don't know the difference between Gloucester City and Gloucester township. I will give you the first and most obvious difference. The average person living in Gloucester Township is not embarrassed to live here so they don't have a need to pretend they live in other towns. Good luck with that one John.
Darren Gladden March 05, 2013 at 05:18 PM
you Fire the First Attack against ME , You have been on my Neck when I will state in front of the world "Rob Andrews is a Lair , and his understudy Dave is Clueless and ......"You call me reckless" .....hahahaha that can be a hit line on a campaign song ..All I'm trying to do is say HEY , Hey WHAT do you say , Tried of all the BS drama that goes on ......Time to CLEAN UP our ACT and MOVE on and make better tomorrows .....Just saying ........Have a Nice day Patch peeps put a smile on someone Face TODAY. .....Wow now I got everything off my chest. I feel so much better ....JCID
Debbie Shinn March 05, 2013 at 05:20 PM
Sorry Andre, try again. I have lived in the township over 27 years, now in my second home. I won't provide you my current location as I would feel at that point I might actually need protection. At this point, I feel it's time to have a chat with PATCH. Sorry, but I now feel I have been threatened and that changes everything for everybody. I said in the beginning I don't PLAY and I meant it. Hope you all are happy, you brought this on yourselves.
Debbie Shinn March 05, 2013 at 05:25 PM
BTW, I'm a female. Also, you should have refrained from using the phase WE.
Debbie Shinn March 05, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Got quiet! I am waiting for PATCH to contact me. I am really sorry it came to this.
Andre Bademos March 05, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Debbie you are the one who asked us to verify your a voter, all we did was do what you asked your not a homeowner, have conversations with everyone you want to wont change the fact that you lied. I don't want your address your in a public forum asking people to check your public records all I did was oblige you. If you don't believe the things your asking are considered public records look no further if you do I will post the link that you can check anyones records, wanna know where the mayor lives? check for yourself: https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp0415/ no Debbie Shinn owns a property in Gloucester Twp. You know who you can thank for these records becoming public information? Yes the same former Division of Forestry grant writer who received a DMV job from Crystal Evans shortly after she got a $3000 grant to plant flowers in Gloucester Twp John Schmidt, of Gloucester City, He threatened to sue the township if they would not make these records public. Now I ask you why does a guy who works for the DMV in Turnersville and lives in Gloucester City while sitting on the Housing Authority in Clementon care so much about making records available about where people live in Gloucester Township? Debbie Have your conversations truth is truth and the records are public, Thank John Schmidt.
Andre Bademos March 05, 2013 at 06:01 PM
Debbie I used the phrase we correctly I did not make a mistake. You should have refrained from all the lies you have been telling, the truth will set you free Debbie, the truth will set you free. Do you really think I am up 24 hours a day? so naive
Andre Bademos March 05, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Debbie I am hoping this is not just another one of your lies, I look forward to speaking with patch too. maybe you can ask them to speak with me too? The Internet Crime Complaint Center has been taking just way to long to get some answers. unlike disclosing if your a homeowner in this municipality or not there have been real crimes committed here, so maybe hearing it from another source like you will expedite their ability to find the people they have been looking for. do you want their web address to file a complaint?
Susan Greene March 05, 2013 at 06:47 PM
WOW Andre, strucl a nerve with the club, oh tht's right, Darren didn't take the secret pinky swear, he just learned some more kool names to call..lol I believeYou guys are busted, own it, man up ...
Susan Greene March 05, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Darren, Here's your chance to deny, Did you or did you not go knocking on the door of a United States Congressman's private residence and have the police remove you?
Darren Gladden March 05, 2013 at 07:30 PM
Really can someone opra the police Report ......You Hack , I love your attack filled with lies and hate ......No this TRUE cat that stand by his name did not do that but Mr Andrews know's my FEELING how I think he is one of da worst Congressman in the Country .......Just saying ........
Joe March 05, 2013 at 07:31 PM
Maybe the redlight camera booty will pay for it. We could get a few of these tanks.
Susan Greene March 05, 2013 at 07:47 PM
ok Darren, just asked, if you say you didn't do it , then I will try to believe you, if you want a opra report , get it yourself or ask John to do it for you to vindicate you he should after all that's what friends are for .I may already have a copy. I just asked because there was controversy about it and thought I would come to you for the truth. I didn't attack you, I just asked you a question. I didn't lie, I just asked you a question..no need to get so upset, unless your hiding something.
Darren Gladden March 05, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Sorry , Look the way you ask , Winjob
Andre Bademos March 05, 2013 at 08:03 PM
wow saw some pretty insane things happen here in GT but I cant believe people would take stalking to this degree. I really cant believe the police are this inept in this town that they don't investigate this. It is obvious someone is stalking and harassing this guy and the mayor and the police knowing there is a trial tomorrow for the same exact conduct are doing nothing? or are they? http://gtrmc.com/index.php?topic=91.0
Lauren Burgoon March 05, 2013 at 08:13 PM
Is there a reason everyone on here can't act like adults and refrain from calling each other names? Cut it out.


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