Anyone wonder why the DHS has ordered 2,700 MRAPs for use by law enforcement? MRAPs are mine resistant ambush/armor protected vehicles that were designed to withstand IED blasts. There are 9 cities with more than 1 million people. If each is given 30 MRaps, then there is a total of 270. There are 25 cities with less than 1 million and more than 500K. If each is given 15 MRaps, then there is a total of 375. There are 41 cities with less than 500K and more than 250K. If each is given 10 MRaps, then there is a total of 410 There are 211 cities with less than 250K and more than 100K. If each is given 5 MRaps, then there is a total of 1055. For coverage of civilian population center greater than 100,000 people, 2110 MRAPs could easily be allocated. That would still be 590 to be allocated to rural areas or smaller towns. I just don't see why police departments need this level of armor. Anyone else know why?