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Falls police buying $341k in SWAT gear for narcotics enforcement

The Niagara Falls Police Department's SWAT Division is geting some new gear and some new wheels.

A $250,000 armored vehicle along with other tactical gear was unanimously approved for purchase by the City Council on Monday.

The equipment is primarily directed at narcotics enforcement, according to a memo to the Council about the purchase.

The city will use casino revenues to pay for the equipment.


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Aaron Besecker

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Aaron Besecker joined The Buffalo News in 2007, where he has covered communities in Western New York as a beat reporter, multimedia journalist and assistant online editor. A Buffalo native, he began his career in journalism at the Niagara Gazette.

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