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Police Department Firearms
| Our police department has four New York State certified firearms instructors and conducts qualification on a quarterly basis. Qualification consists of a standard automatic pistol qualification course as well as tactical run and shoot courses. Officers qualify year round on an outdoor range. The pistol issued to officers is a stainless steel Smith and Wesson .45 caliber double action only semi-automatic pistol – model 4586. Duty ammunition issued is Federal Premium 45 auto 230 grain Hydra-shok jacketed hollow point.
The shotgun issued is the Remington 12 gauge model 11-87 semi-automatic shotgun with the extended magazine. Both rifled slugs and 00 buckshot are issued and shotguns are installed in each marked patrol vehicle. Also in each marked patrol car is the Marlin .45 caliber rifle.
Most recent firearms additions to the department include a Remington .308 sniper rifle, two H&K; MP5 9mm submachine guns, and a Federal Model 203-A 38mm gas gun to disperse chemical agents at close range or from as far as 150 yards away.