It's not meant to replace boots on the ground, but it does help keep Utica neighborhoods safer. That of course is The Armadillo used by the Utica Police Department. Now UPD has acquired a second truck in hopes of making another armadillo. But officials say the tough budget year means they have no money to transform this truck into a high- tech surveillance vehicle. UPD says this truck came from Binghamton and cost the department only ten dollars but it does need mechanical work. The extent of repairs is unknown, but officials say the transformation is an expensive proposition.