Austin Police Get Military Humvee

Posted at: 10/15/2013 12:11 PM

(ABC 6 News) - It's a crime-fighting tool that could help you stay safe.

The Austin Police Department's new Humvee troop mover. The Department of Defense is taking many armored trucks out of service and making them available to law enforcement agencies for free.

Police say it will be used in severe weather and search-and-rescue situations and to transport officers.

Maintenance costs will be covered by proceeds from auctions of seized and abandoned property.