Armored vehicles purchased by Tulsa County law enforcement agencies likely will be operational this year, and police say it’s unlikely they would use them to diffuse a large-scale civil disturbance.

The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles were bought over the summer for $2,500 each by the Tulsa Police Department and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. They were acquired through a government program that sells decommissioned military vehicles at a discounted price to law enforcement agencies.

Similar to Tulsa, Enid Police Department became one of the first law enforcement agencies in the state to take possession of an Army surplus armored all-terrain vehicle May 19, 2014.

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