With exclusive access to Texas SWAT teams, experienced war journalist Jeff Chagrin takes viewers along for the ride with these elite crime-fighting experts. We'll be there as they use the latest technology and tactics to handle every crisis situation, from diffusing bombs to negotiating hostage situations.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Texas S.W.A.T. - Lenco BearCat - Netflix
The Lenco BearCat is a wheeled armored personnel carrier designed for military and law enforcement use. It is in use by numerous military forces and law enforcement agencies around the world.
Texas S.W.A.T. - Usage - Netflix
BearCats are typically referred to by law enforcement agencies as being “armored rescue vehicles” with their primary use being to transport tactical (SWAT/Special Reaction Teams) officers to and from hostile situations and to assist with the recovery and protection of civilians in harm's way during terrorist threats, hostage incidents, or encounters with large gatherings of aggressors. The Bearcat is designed to provide protection from a variety of small arms, explosives and IED threats. Like its larger cousin the B.E.A.R, the Bearcat is able to be fitted with the “MARS” Mobile Adjustable Ramp System which allows tactical officers to gain entry to elevated platforms such as second story windows or aircraft. Lenco BearCats have been credited with saving the lives of officers in armed confrontations on numerous occasions. In 2010 in Athens, Texas an armed offender fired more than 35 rounds from a semi-automatic AK-74 rifle at tactical police. Not one round penetrated the Bearcat. In June 2012 a BearCat, belonging to the Central Bucks Emergency Response Team, took 28 rounds from a “high-powered rifle” during a siege with no rounds penetrating the vehicle. In November 2015, a BearCat was used by police to rescue civilians during the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting. The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office Bearcat was shot between four and seven times with a rifle during an incident on December 29, 2015. Sheriff Whetsel was quoted as saying the Bearcat saved the Deputies' lives. On June 12, 2016, a Bearcat was used to breach Pulse nightclub after a gunman shot and killed 49 clubgoers and injured 53 others.
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