The Rook Featured at 31st Annual SWAT Round-Up International

November 19, 2013 at 10:18 AMRing Power

Ring Power Tactical Solutions was on hand for the 31st Annual Swat Round-up International in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 11-14th.

More than just a training event, the SWAT Round-Up was an opportunity for operators across the globe to come together as one and learn from each other. Law enforcement teams competed in numerous training events simulating real life scenarios. Other training events emphasized weapon expertise and physical fitness.

In addition to the many training opportunities available, Law enforcement personnel from around the world had the opportunity to meet and talk with Ring Power’s Tactical Solutions team and see The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle in person. Attendees were impressed with The Rook’s versatility and other capabilities. Several even inquired about obtaining one for their agency.

About The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle

The Rook Vehicle is custom designed and fabricated by Ring Power Corporation, the North and Central Florida Caterpillar® dealer. Utilizing the powerful Cat® 287C Multi-Terrain Loader with 84 gross HP engine, 13,000 lbs. operating weight, rugged wide rubber tracks, dual joystick controls, and enclosed cab with air conditioning/heat and operator comfort seat, custom installed bullet-proof glass, and NIJ Level IV armor cab reinforcement fabrication.

When law enforcement officers are called to any emergency situation - they are prepared for the worst case scenario. Whether dealing with a hostage rescue, barricaded suspects, riot scene, or natural disaster having the right defensive equipment is critical. The Rook is custom designed with mission specific attachments that increase job safety, while also improving the ease and speed of changing attachments.

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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.

The Rook

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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SWAT Teams Conduct Training Drills with The Rook

January 25, 2013 at 12:32 PMRing Power

 

SWAT teams from around Northeast Florida conducted training drills with The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle in Ponte Vedra, Fla., Jan. 23.

The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle is designed and manufactured by Ring Power's Tactical Solutions division.

The valuable training allowed area law enforcement the opportunity to experience The Rook in action and train for emergency situations.

The training took place at an old shopping center that is slated to be demolished and rebuilt. Since it was already going to be destroyed,  law enforcement officials were granted use of the property to train — and do some damage.

The Rook utilizes a powerful Cat 287C Multi-Terrain Loader with an 84 gross HP engine, 13,000 lbs. operating weight, rugged wide rubber tracks, dual joystick controls and an enclosed cab. It is equipped with custom installed bullet-proof glass and NIJ Level IV armor cab reinforcement fabrication.

SWAT Teams practiced entering a second story building using The Rook’s Armored Deployment Platform. The ADP can be raised to 11 feet, allowing officers to gain entry to a second story building without having to work their way up the stairs. The ADP is equipped with four locking gun ports, four bullet proof glass sight ports, and video cameras attached to the front of the platform with video feed to the equipment operator.  

SWAT Teams also practiced using the standard Hydraulic Breaching Ram attachment. The HBR delivers 6,500 psi of pressure and much more power than a traditional hand-carried ram. It can be used to breach block walls, reinforced steel doors, wood and concrete, and windows protected by burglar bars. The ram is equipped with four low-light video and one infrared forward view cameras recessed into the end – one on each side and one in front-giving the operator a 360° view of the breaching area. The video images are transmitted to the viewing screen inside the cab with the operator.

The Grapple Claw attachment was also used during the training. The GC and can be utilized to gain access to attics where suspects might be trying to hide or seek protection from ground level exposure. With 4,500 lbs. of lifting capacity, use of the grapple claws in removing fortified doors, burglar bars, or exterior shrubbery can simplify access for armed officers. The grapple claw also aides in disaster relief efforts with the ability to remove debris from streets for emergency responders’ access.

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

 

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Ring Power to Host 20th Annual Master Electrician Association Dinner

November 1, 2012 at 8:16 AMRing Power

 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

If you would like to get involved with the Jacksonville Master Electrician Association or

be personally invited to this event please contact: Keith Moore

The Rook is Police Magazine's Product of the Month

September 24, 2012 at 9:21 AMRing Power

 

The Rook [Armored Critical Incident Vehicle designed and manufactured by Ring Power's Tactical Solutions department] is being showcased as Police Magazine's Product of the Month! Visit their website and let us know what you think!

For additional information, including The Rook product brochure, click here or contact Shaun Mitchell at 904.494.7636.

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Vote for Ring Power in the Business Journal's Social Madness Contest

June 7, 2012 at 10:00 AMRing Power

Vote Now! Social Madness

Voting officially began June 1 for American City Business Journals’ Social Madness competition to find out which local companies are the best at social media. Help us show that WE are the best!

The first phase of voting continues through June 18, so be sure to vote for your favorite Northeast Florida business (Ring Power Corporation!) and support us further by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter, and liking our Facebook company page.

To vote for us, follow one of two instructions:

1. Simply click on the link below, go to the "Large Companies" section and click "Vote" next to our name. (You will be asked to key in an authorization code to make sure you're human.) 

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/exclusives/socialmadness

2. Visit www.ringpower.com and click on the "VOTE" button in the bottom, right hand corner labeled "#social madness challenge". 

Show Ring Power your support today, we need your help!

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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