Here’s some advice from police: When you see this thing rolling down the street, go inside and lock your doors.
Because when you see the 9,000-pound Peace Keeper armored vehicle coming into your neighborhood, something’s about to go down.
Adding to its arsenal of equipment for just-in-case situations, Newport Beach police can brag that they now have not one, but two armored vehicles to deal with the worst situations.
Introducing the Peace Keeper, an automatic-transmission armored vehicle the department got for free from the Beverly Hills Police Department, who were replacing it with their own new piece of equipment. The Peace Keeper is smaller and lighter than the department’s retrofitted Brinks armored truck, which is six and a half tons of steel with a manual transmission with limited mobility because of its size.