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Local authorities say they're unlikely to use armored vehicles should civil unrest occur

By DYLAN GOFORTH World Staff Writer Published: August 30, 2014

The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and the Tulsa Police Department have three armored vehicles between them, but leaders of both agencies say they have never been used here in a civil disturbance and likely would cause more harm than good if they were, Tulsa World reports.

“I stress that they’ve never been used in a crowd-control situation,” Police Chief Chuck Jordan said. “They’re not effective in that situation. Any type of protest or large-scale protest requires officers on the ground and face-to-face communication. You can’t hope to resolve something in a tank.”

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