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Local police departments utilize military surplus program

Three landmine-resistant vehicles and a $1.8K griddle

Mine-resistant vehicles (MRAPs) idling on a paved road.
Mine-resistant vehicles (MRAPs) are employed across the county, though not for landmine detection. The vehicles, police say, are often used for rescues during flooding. (Photo courtesy of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office)
By Julia Lerner Staff Reporter
With recent crime waves, an aging jail and shifting state legislation, law enforcement agencies in W
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