armed response vehicle


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armed response vehicle

n
1. (Automotive Engineering) (in Britain) a police vehicle carrying armed officers who are trained to respond to incidents involving firearms
2. (Law) (in Britain) a police vehicle carrying armed officers who are trained to respond to incidents involving firearms
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"Stopped a vehicle driving erratically, mother thinks girl is choking, officers get mother and child in the Armed Response Vehicle and take her straight to A&E where she was treated for a seizure."
In another case last year, a member of an Armed Response Vehicle team accidentally shot a bullet through the floor of a police car he was travelling in.
"We sent an armed response vehicle to the area but have not arrested anyone.
Scotland Yard scrambled an Armed Response Vehicle to the ground which was packed with thousands of spectators.
A Northern Constabulary spokesman said: 'There is more than one armed response vehicle. Vehicles are put into the workshop for repair at regular intervals.'
Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit posted a picture of a similar device on its Facebook page, and said: "A male was interviewed by Armed Response Vehicle officers about his alleged possession of an 'electric incapacitation device' similar to the item shown (above).
The officer, who is in his 30s, was critically injured when he got out of an armed response vehicle which had been pursuing another car in east London.
A further three officers were hurt when the car in the alleged attack sped around a corner moments after the first two were injured and collided with a parked armed response vehicle.
A spokesman for GMP said, "Based on the information we had at the time, a careful assessment was made by a senior officer as to whether an armed response vehicle should be deployed."
A South Wales Police spokesman said an armed response vehicle was stationed outside the house in Kenry Street, Treorchy, after the occupant rang the ambulance service at around 11am yesterday claiming he was distressed and had a knife.
Having spoken with the first officer toarrive at the scene -a member of an Armed Response Vehicle crew -I believe the vehicle was despatched at 12.30pm and arrived at 12.34pm, four minutes after they were called.
Inspector Phil Edwards, heading the hunt, confirmed: "We have an armed response vehicle patrolling the area.