The Richland County Sheriff’s Department introduced its newest representative gear at a school event today, a military-grade Humvee dressed out in the department’s motif.
The vehicle, obtained through a program to disburse “released” military hardware to civilian governments, will be used primarily as a community relations tool, an eyecatching centerpiece for the department in parades, school events and community events.
In fact, the Humvee filled that role at the July 30 National Night Out kickoff.
“It’s such a cool-looking vehicle, it’s almost as if it has a large magnet attached,” Sheriff Leon Lott said in a statement. “You can’t help but gravitate toward it to look at it and inside of it.”
Volunteers within the department spent approximately 140 hours on the vehicle, which required some work.