Pennsylvania State Police Gain a Real Tactical Advantage with The Rook

July 31, 2013 at 12:40 PMRing Power

After hours of negotiating with a suspect who was barricaded in a home, the Pennsylvania State Police tactical team decided it was time to go in.

Fortunately, the department recently acquired The Rook, an armored critical incident vehicle designed by Ring Power Corporation.

Utilizing one of the Rook’s strategic attachments the tactical team was able to safely approach the structure; protected by the custom built NIJ Level IV Armored Deployment Platform.

The Armored Deployment Platform, which can be raised up to 11 feet, allowed the tactical team to deploy officers to the roof of the home and gain access through a window.

"It was definitely a valuable tool for the department to have in protection of the troopers," Sgt. Barry Brinser, supervisor of the state police Special Emergency Response Team for Eastern Pennsylvania, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Pennsylvania State Police are already in the process of acquiring a second Rook, to be used in another region of the state.

Already in use with many law enforcement agencies across the country, The Rook protects officers in ways traditional shields and vehicles cannot.

The Rook is custom designed with mission specific attachments that increase job safety, while also improving the ease and speed of changing attachments.

For more information, view The Rook brochure.

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Ring Power Tactical Solutions Acquires "The Rook" Armored Critical Incident Vehicle

April 26, 2012 at 12:27 PMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation Senior Vice President Kevin Robbins is pleased to announce that Ring Power Tactical Solutions division has acquired The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle from International Defense, LLC of Ponte Vedra, Florida. Purchase of The Rook includes all intellectual property rights; design, manufacture, worldwide sales and service of The Rook will now be managed exclusively by Ring Power Tactical Solutions. Recently appointed sales manager for Tactical Solutions, Shaun Mitchell, a Ring Power employee for over 20 years, will be responsible for all operations pertaining to The Rook.

The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle

Ring Power Tactical Solutions focuses exclusively on serving the needs of local, state, federal law enforcement and military agencies, specializing in equipment to ensure officer safety during emergency situations. The Rook has been successfully utilized in applications ranging from hostage rescues and riot scenes to natural disaster relief.

The first product line to be carried by Ring Power's Tactical Solutions business unit, The Rook ACIV is a powerful Caterpillar® 287C Multi-Terrain Loader with custom installed NIJ Level IV bullet-proof glass and armor cab reinforcement fabrication. This defensive equipment is custom designed with easily interchangeable, mission-specific attachments that increase personnel safety in a broad range of tactical operations.

For additional information, including The Rook product brochure, please visit ringpower.com/tacticalsolutions or contact Shaun Mitchell at 904.494.7636.

This year Ring Power Corp. celebrates 50 years as a full-line dealer of Caterpillar earthmoving, engine and material handling equipment. Headquartered in St. Augustine, the Central and Northeast Florida Caterpillar dealer is comprised of eight divisions that sell, service and support Caterpillar and allied equipment. Additional information about the Ring Power organization, its products, services and employment opportunities can be found online at www.ringpower.com.

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