armored personnel carrier en Columbia city council approves funds for Armored Personnel Carrier <p>Columbia's&nbsp; city council members have approved funds to purchase an Armored Personnel Carrier for the Columbia Police Department.</p><p>The Department plans to replace its current vehicle with the Lenco BearCat, at a cost of about $200,000. Council members approved the appropriation at Monday night's city council meeting.</p><p>Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton said it is essential to have such a vehicle in case of gun violence.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:37:43 +0000 Olga Khrustaleva 31384 at