You want $100,000 to do what

train a monkey to be in S.W.A.T. 😯

MESA, Ariz. – The Mesa Police Department is looking to add some primal instinct to its SWAT team. And to do that, it’s looking to a monkey.

Everybody laughs about it until they really start thinking about it Sean Truelove

said Mesa Officer Sean Truelove, who builds and operates tactical robots for the suburban Phoenix SWAT team.

It would change the way we do business. Sean Truelove

Truelove is spearheading the department’s request to purchase and train a capuchin monkey, considered the second smartest primate to the chimpanzee. The department is seeking about $100,000 in federal grant money to put the idea to use in Mesa SWAT operations. advertisement

The monkey, which costs $15,000, is what Truelove envisions as the ultimate SWAT reconnaissance tool.

Full story at AZ Central

I knew I was better off living in Tempe than Mesa 😀

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