The sheriff’s department wants some expensive new toys.
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With all the hubbub surrounding the destruction of that bombmaker’s house in Escondido, it comes as no surprise that the San Diego sheriff’s department is in the market for a new “Law Enforcement Bomb Truck,” complete with robot, to equip its bomb/arson division. Based on a recent request for proposal posted on the County’s bid site, the heavy-duty vehicle will be chock-full of technology that would make Dick Tracy jealous, including “Three (3) Sigtronic headsets…Two (2) color flat panel TV’s ….A bracket and docking station, for a Panasonic Toughbook 19…Cabinet for Robot storage…A Robot fiber optic connection point…One (1) Sony Bravia 32˝ flat screen TV shall be installed on cabinet #3. This TV shall be wired to the Laptop in cabinet #8 displaying images from the x-ray machine, and the cable TV connection…Remotec Camera [connected] to three (3) TV monitors and Remotec monitor…Intec Camera through DVDR…One (1) Eclipse AVN726E navigational system shall be installed and mounted in the chassis cab. …The atomic clock shall be installed on the face of the cabinet.”

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Visduh Jan. 24, 2011 @ 8:26 p.m.

Sounds like a $1 million truck. Who pays for it? The broke state? The county? The feds? Maybe some old-fashioned work, such as at the Escondido bomb house, can take care of such situations. In all likelihood, when that bomb truck will be needed, the operator will be on vacation or be ill, or it will be on the opposite end of the county and thus unavailable.


85db Jan. 27, 2011 @ 9:52 p.m.

for a million dollars you can burn a few houses, decrease the bank owned and have all news nets on San Diego.


SurfPuppy619 Feb. 8, 2011 @ 9:07 a.m.

Whoever dreamed up this colossal waste of money should be fired.

A bomb truck, and how many times have we had bomb problems that required a bomb truck?? Never. And the cost is so outrageous it makes you wonder just how stoopid these gov people really are.

The ROI is nonexistant. Better just to flush the million down the toilet or burn it-no upkeep or maintenience.


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