Category: Public Safety (Police)
Location: Police Department
Estimated Cost: $350,000
Project Description: Peachtree City's current Special Response Team (SRT) vehicle is a repurposed 1998 Freightliner Ambulance that was donated to the Police Department in 2012. The current vehicle affords no ballistic protection to officers. It has also had continuous maintenance issues. In 2021, the SRT had to be activated five times, and three of those incidents involved either an active shooting or an armed person. Peachtree City remains a very safe community, but Peachtree City wants to protect our police officers as they perform their sworn duties. An armored SRT response vehicle provides protection, high ground clearance, the ability to recover civilians in harm's way, transport of tactical officers, and can also assist with getting EMS support to victims in hostile situations if they arise.