The Frederick County Sheriff’s Department is requesting $183,500 for an armored vehicle?! That’s what this budget document would seem to indicate.
I’ve heard that the city of Frederick got one of those but has never had occasion to use it. Maybe the city could share that vehicle with the county and they could not-use-it on a joint basis — or better yet, just ditch the whole idea. Much more on police militarization at Overlawyered.