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PSNI Armoured Land Rovers

BY: JC, PHOTOGRAPHY BY: LR

Date: 27.12.2011

PSNI Armoured Land Rovers
The Tangi Land Rovers are the last in a line of armoured Land Rovers used to quell civil unrest in Northern Ireland

A report has said that, what are described as 'ancient police Land Rovers' belonging to the Police Service for Northern Ireland (PSNI) should be replaced before officers' lives are put at risk. Robert Whalley, an independent expert has said, that 'many are unfit for purpose and beyond repair. Some are 14 years old. Although 60 new vehicles were recently purchased, there is a serious risk during riots like in the Ardoyne district of Belfast last summer.'
The Land Rovers in question are the so-called Tangi armoured models, the last in the line of a range of armoured vehicles, based on the Land Rover chassis used in policing during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. They were used by the Royal Ulster Constabulary and, latterly, by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. The vehicle was designed and built in house by the Constabulary's own engineers

Whalley's report also stated, 'The ballistic threat to police officers from gunmen using the cover of public disorder is a real issue.' He added, 'It is also not sensible to depend on unreliable vehicles which, as shown in the Ardoyne last year, can put officers' lives at risk and lead to loss of tactical control to the benefit only of those seeking to exploit disorder.Part of this involves replacement of vehicles in the Land Rover fleet, many of which are ageing, now unfit for purpose and beyond repair.'

Sounding a note of caution, he said, 'a new fleet of Land Rovers may be seen by many as evidence of a tougher security strategy and carry a potentially negative message. He said police have been assessing the Northern Irish parades this year as well as the reaction to the August riots in England. Since it would be extremely unwise to contemplate the use of military vehicles to control public order situations, I come to the conclusion, with some reluctance, that it is right to replace the ancient Land Rovers.'

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Policing Board member Jonathan Craig, noting that some of the vehicles were 14 years old, said, 'The replacement programme has been accelerated because there are a number of them at the end of their serviceable life. They are breaking down, maintenance costs are through the roof.'

A PSNI spokeswoman said the force had recently purchased 60 new armoured Land Rovers saying, 'This currently gives us a fleet of 385 armoured Land Rovers and we have plans to purchase a further 120 Land Rovers within the next year. As we replace older Land Rovers we will be able to reduce the overall number retained as less resilience will be required. Consequently, the overall number will reduce to 350.'

More information at www.psni.police.uk click here for PSNI





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