NORWICH – The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office has unveiled its newest set of wheels – a 1992 Military 2-door, 4x4 Humvee – obtained through the United States Military 1033 Program.
The federal program allows law enforcement agencies across the nation to receive surplus property from the U.S. Department of Defense at no cost. Any property received, however, must be used for law enforcement operations, with a focus on narcotic enforcement efforts.
Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting said the application process for obtaining the Humvee took approximately two months. Vehicles of this sort, he added, are “not available all the time” as demand is high.
The Humvee – which has 13,000 miles and is powered by a V8 diesel motor – came from the Fort Drum Military Base. Originally sporting a camouflage green paint job, the vehicle has since been painted black, thanks to Golden’s Body Shop in Oxford. In addition, the Humvee’s canvas doors have been replaced with metal fabricated doors custom made by the Little Boy’s Shop, also in Oxford...