“You don’t want the cops walking around with old guns,” Mayor Norman Rosenblum said Tuesday.
The funds would go toward buying 60 new Glock pistols — 44 large guns, 12 medium-sized ones and four training pistols — at no cost to the taxpayers, officials said.
The $8,500 grant, provided through the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, would be used to pay the balance not covered by the $17,000 trade-in value of the police department’s current arsenal.
The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on whether to authorize the village to accept the grant at a meeting at 7:30 p.m. next Monday at village hall.
The local police brass, in consultation with state Assemblyman George Latimer (D – Rye), recently learned they could still take advantage of the grant after it had been outstanding for some time, officials said.
Image source: Glock website