Posted on August 27, 2015, by Brandon Crawford
Hot Springs Police Department points to grumpy gamblers, pissed theme parkers, and sassy shoppers in its request for an armored vehicle.
Thanks to a comprehensive FOIA request from Molly Redden and Mother Jones, documents from law enforcement agencies all over the country explaining their need for an MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle) are available for our entertainment.
For instance, the Hot Springs Police Department provides this comical justification for a battlefield-ready vehicle for use in the community:
Terrorism? Hostage situations? Nope.
Enemy combatants? Does theme park laser tag count?
IEDs? Well, we do have horse shit to avoid.
Read the complete request form from HSPD below or get the pdf here. You may also be interested in the forms submitted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, or the Rogers Police Department.