In August of 2011, the Town of Blooming Grove and it's villages were hit by Hurricane Irene. During this massive event, our agency was unable to respond or patrol certain areas due to flood waters and debris blocking roadways. Our agency started to look for solutions to the problem and on October of 2011, we procured a 2003 AM General HMMWV ( High Mobility Multi Wheeled Vehicle or Humvee ) from the United States Government through it's 1033 program. The vehicle had 17,000 miles and it's original purchase price was approx. $74,995.00. The 1033 program transfers military surplus equipment to Police Departments to assist them in their mission with special needs equipment at no cost to the Police Department, we only had to pick it up. ( see more info below on the 1033 program )
Since acquiring the vehicle, we also picked up 5 new military tires for the vehicle, also off of the 1033 program for free, at a savings to the Police Department of over $3,000.00
Thanks to NYCOMCO ( New York Communications Company ), they supplied a Police Radio and installed it free of charge as a community service.
Blooming Grove Police Humvee:
2003 M1025A1 ( see description below )
Was previously stationed at McGuire AFB in New Jersey
Our agency intends to use the vehicle as an enhancement to our fleet. It will be used during times of critical weather or natural disasters when our "normal" patrol vehicles are ineffective. It will also be seen during parades and / or community events.
M1025 HMMWV Armament Carrier w/ Basic Armor
The M1025, M1025A1, and M1025A2 HMMWVs were Armament Carrier configurations of the HMMWV family. The M1025, M1025A1, and M1025A2 armament carriers provided for mounting and firing of the Mk 19 Mod 3 automatic grenade launcher, M2 .50 caliber machine gun, and M60 and M240 7.62mm machine guns. The weapons were ring-mounted with a 360 degree arc of fire. The vehicles were equipped with basic armor protection for crew, weapon components, and ammunition.
Fully-loaded M1025, M1025A1, and M1025A2 armament carriers could climb road grades as steep as 60 percent (31 degrees) and traverse a side slope of up to 40 percent (22 degrees). The vehicles ford hard bottom water crossings up to 30 inches (76 centimeters) without a deep water fording kit and 60 inches (152 centimeters) with the kit.
An improved variant with the A1 series modifications was also produced. The M1025A2 models have, along with all the other A2 series improvements new bumpers, which made the vehicles slightly longer. A 9,000 pound winch was also available for the M1025A2 models as an option. The inclusion of this as an option on the M1025A2 negated the need for a separate M1026A2 variant. The difference between M1025/A1 and M1026/A1 vehicles was that the M1025 types did not have self-recovery winches, while the M1026 types did.
M1025 variants fitted with any of a variety of add-on armor packages as part of near term armor programs, beginning in 2003 were designated with a "P1" after their respective model number.
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ONLY:
Section 1033 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 1997 authorizes the Department of Defense to transfer excess military property to state and local law enforcement agencies. The eligible agencies in law enforcement activities are government agencies whose primary function is the enforcement of applicable federal, state and local laws, and whose compensated law enforcement officers have powers of arrest and apprehension. Preference is given to counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities.
Types of Property:
Body armor, night vision equipment, APC's, aircraft, first aid supplies, weapons, surveillance equipment, Kevlar helmets, gas masks and filters, vehicles, etc.