FARMINGTON — Franklin County Sheriff's Department deputies have a military vehicle to use to fight crime and help others.
The military Humvee is on loan for as long as needed from the U.S. Department of Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, Lt. Niles Yeaton said.
The vehicle will go before county commissioners at a future date.
The Humvee, which seats four and has a small, rear cargo bed, is believed to have been built in 1987 and refurbished in 2007, Yeaton said.
Cpl. Ken Charles, Sgt. Steve Lowell and Yeaton keep an eye out for used military items that can be used by the department.
The diesel Humvee can be used for a variety needs, Yeaton said.
Among its potential uses are to help eradicate marijuana, search and rescues, and for fire departments to reach a hard to get to fires, Lowell said.
In the past, the department has received thermal-imaging sights and laptop computers that can be used in cruisers, Lowell said. The latter have not been installed.
They are also looking at possibly getting GPS units, he said.