Armored Vehicle Bulks Up Rebuilding Rialto Police Dept.

Rialto, CA – Rialto officials say they want to send a clear message to the city’s Police Department: you are here to stay and we support you.

The Rialto City Council’s latest effort to convey the message came in the form of an 8-ton, diesel-powered, bullet-resistant BearCat armored vehicle.

The $215,000 vehicle is the first of two components, said Chief Mark Kling. In July, the department will receive a large communications vehicle that will be deployed with the BearCat, he said.

“Planning and preparation are the two keys to success and we are acquiring the tools necessary in the event a catastrophe occurs,” Kling said.

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