Vancouver city council is voting today on whether to approve a $345,000-bulletproof rescue vehicle for Vancouver police.
The vehicle would be used to transport nine emergency response team (ERT) members and be able to withstand rifle fire. It would be used in about 20 incidents a year.
The vehicle would be about the same size as an armoured bank car and be able to manoeuvre through city streets.
It would be purchased with a $250,000 donation from the Vancouver Police Foundation and $95,000 from the city. Annual operating costs are estimated at $4,700.