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Cookeville debuts new armored police vehicle


The Cookeville Police Department recently unveiled the department’s new Terradyne Armored Police Vehicle at the city’s Touch-A-Truck Extravaganza. The vehicle will be used for violent crime intervention and was purchased with a grant fund from the Violent Crimes Intervention Fund (VCIF) and funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Based in Canada, Terradyne produces three different armored vehicle variants known as Gurhkas, named for Nepalese soldiers. The vehicles are built on a Ford F-550 Super Duty chassis,  sharing the same engine and interior.