By Ashley Silver
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The attention-catching Rook tactical automobile has peaked quite a lot of curiosity, turning heads and sparking intrigue in Colorado Springs.
KKTV 11 Information caught up with the Colorado Springs Police Division after receiving a number of inquiries in regards to the origin of the tactical automobile parked downtown. The Rook is a modified building automobile that officers use in high-risk conditions reminiscent of hostage conditions or standoffs the place they should attain barricaded suspects.
“Each time we’ve used this automobile, it’s been profitable for us,” Robert Wolf, tactical enforcement unit supervisor, advised KKTV 11 Information. “We had a state of affairs the place the automobile was taking a number of rounds, and we had been in a position to maintain it in place and keep safety for the general public.”
The Rook can attain varied constructing ranges to rescue officers or civilians and has bulletproof glass with heavy-duty armor to guard in opposition to incoming gunfire.
The division was in a position to purchase the automobile and full modifications with a $300,000 grant awarded two years in the past.