Fairfield, CA – In the wake of the shocking 1997 bank robbery shoot-out in North Hollywood, the Los Angeles Police Department watched helplessly as officers and civilians were pinned down by gunfire. In that incident, two heavily armed men fired more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition, wounding 11 officers, 5 civilians, and destroyed 10 police cars. At that time, the LAPD did not have a readily available rescue vehicle to safely evacuate the officers and civilians.
Enter the BearCat, one of the most secure armored vehicle police departments can possess. This vehicle has high-tech security features to safeguard officers and citizens from bullets, bombs, or almost any lethal environment they might encounter.