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 Now Offers Grant Assistance for The Rook

March 21, 2013 at 4:42 PMRing Power

Ring Power Sales Manager Shaun Mitchell is pleased to announce that the Ring Power Tactical Solutions division now provides grant procurement assistance to law enforcement agencies for the purpose of acquiring The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle (ACIV).

Researching and securing grant funding can be a complex and time-consuming venture. Ring Power Tactical Solutions can now assist customers with the entire grant process. Working with Ring Power, law enforcement agencies will have access to the most extensive law enforcement grant database ever created, providing first responders with extensive information and resources for state, local, federal and corporate grant opportunities.

These new resources provide a multitude of grant assistance support, including: customized grant research, grant application review services, and unlimited grant consulting from experts in the field of law enforcement grant writing. Grant writing assistance is offered at no charge to law enforcement agencies that are awarded a grant and elect to have their entire proposal written through Ring Power's new service.

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Ring Power’s tactical business unit was founded to ensure officer safety during emergency situations; Mitchell believes this new capability is a valuable addition to the services provided when law enforcement agencies procure The Rook.

“[Ring Power] Tactical Solutions is thrilled to offer this new service because it gives law enforcement agencies more time to focus on what matters most: defending their citizens,” Mitchell said.

The Rook ACIV is a powerful Caterpillar® 287C Multi-Terrain Loader with custom installed NIJ Level IV bullet-proof glass and armored 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. The Rook has been successfully utilized in applications ranging from hostage rescues and riot scenes to natural disaster relief.

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

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California SWAT standoff with former LAPD officer highlights usefulness of The Rook

February 20, 2013 at 2:02 PMRing Power

The standoff with former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner in California earlier this month was certainly a tragic situation. Numerous innocent lives were lost before the situation ended with the suspect barricaded in a home. According to reports, the suspect ended his own life before the home was burned to the ground.

The RookIn situations like these it’s crucial that law enforcement has the necessary tools to resolve a situation while minimizing the risk to both officers and civilians.

Though we can’t speculate about the situation in California, we do know that The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle is a tool that gives law enforcement officers the protection they need during these types of dangerous situations. Numerous law enforcement agencies have already discovered the usefulness of The Rook and utilized it and its various attachments for a number of dangerous situations.  

The Rook ACIV is a powerful Caterpillar® 287C Multi Terrain Loader with custom installed NIJ level bullet-proof glass and armored cab reinforcement fabrication. The Rook is custom designed with easily interchangeable mission specific-attachments that increase personnel safety in a broad range of tactical operations.

See The Rook in action and hear what local law enforcement officers have to say about their experience with The Rook.

To learn more about the Rook, visit The Rook website or contact Shaun Mitchell at 904. 494.7636.


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Pennsylvania State Police test The Rook's Gas Ram Attachment

January 30, 2013 at 12:16 PMRing Power

 

The Pennsylvania State Police tested out The Rook’s Gas Ram attachment Jan. 29 at Ring Power Corporate Headquarters in St. Augustine, Fla.

The Gas Ram Attachment works in conjunction with the Hydraulic Breach Ram. Law enforcement officers can use the Hydraulic Breaching Ram to create an opening in a structure. The Gas Ram attachment can then be used to deploy various gasses used by SWAT Teams to assist with removing a suspect from the structure.  

During testing the Pennsylvania State Police Special Forces Unit used the attachment to deploy a smoke bomb.

The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle, designed and manufactured by Ring Power Corporation, comes standard with the Hydraulic Breaching Ram. Various other attachments are available to assist law enforcement with different emergency situations.

For more information on The Rook, click here or contact Shaun Mitchell at 904.494.7636.

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