A new Tactical Rescue Vehicle has been unveiled by Windsor police.

Police say the vehicle will mainly be used to protect officers from gunfire when dealing with the most dangerous calls and incidents, such as a barricaded gunman. It will include first aid supplies to attend immediate medical concerns if need be.

The vehicle is not a tank, say police.

The Windsor Police Service received the vehicle as a result of a donation from the Department of National Defense. These types of vehicles are usually worth between $300,000 and $400,000.

It was originally used during United Nations missions overseas for convoy efforts and protection. Windsor police added necessary police equipment and repairs for $12,843.

Officers will be training in the armoured vehicle over the next month.