NEW TOOL FOR POLICE – On Tuesday, El Dorado Springs Police Chief Jarrod Schiereck showed his department’s latest tool which arrived May 15 – a 1992 AM General Humvee Model 988 with a list price of $39,052 but free to the city from the Department of Defense. The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), is commonly known as the Humvee. The 8,200 lb. shift on the fly 4WD vehicle is powered by a 6.2 liter V-8 diesel and is about nine feet wide. It was stationed at the U. S. embassy in Guatemala and has a star on the grill possibly indicating it carried a high-ranking officer. The chief said his department will use the all terrain vehicle for law enforcement to patrol rough areas of the city where police cars can’t go, to carry officers during hazardous weather, to serve warrants and to transport hazardous materials from clandestine labs. You are likely to see it around town because mechanics who serviced similar vehicles while in the military advised the Chief it needs to be driven for at least 20 minutes weekly to keep the seals from going bad. The chief said it is very good condition. He plans to change to yellow light to red and install a radio and PA system.