6. NYPD Emergency Service Unit Truck
These formidable black trucks may seem like they come straight out of an action movie, but they’re actually used by the Emergency Service Unit of the NYPD Special Operations Bureau, which is comprised of specially trained officers equipped to handle any emergency, ranging from hostage situations to hazardous material containment. Due to the department’s versatility, the ESU uses many different types of vehicles, most notable among them the Bearcat armored trucks.
They were first added to the force in 2004, and feature bullet proof windshields and ports that allow officers to use their weapons from within. The heavy duty protection afforded by these vehicles allows officers to respond to high risk situations, such as inmate escapes and SWAT operations.