WINNIPEG — Winnipeg police will soon have a new set of wheels in the form of an armored vehicle.
The city put out a bid earlier this year for a police armored vehicle. Documents on the city’s website show two companies put in bids.
In October Terradyne Armored Vehicles Inc, a Canadian manufacturer, was awarded the contract.
City documents show the vehicle will be worth $342,825.
Mayor Brian Bowman said Wednesday he’s no expert on armored police vehicles, but that they “Wouldn’t be unique to Winnipeg.” The mayor didn’t question the necessity of the purchase, saying he was, “Respecting the role of the police board.”
The police will be discussing the purchase at a media event at 1 p.m.