Yukon Police Purchase New Pistols, Vehicles
Thanks to an agreement between the City of Yukon and the Police Union to Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #173, Yukon Police now have much needed pistols and vehicles.
In the past, officers were responsible for purchasing their own firearms. The new pistols will standardize the caliber of ammunition used by the Police Department, which is projected to save money in the long run.
Purchased through funds from the Police Public Employee Sales Tax (PEST account), the Police Department now has 50 new Glock 34 pistols, generation 4 equipped with a long barrel and lights.
Also, seven 2017 Chevy Tahoes were purchased through the PEST account.
“Some officers were driving 2008 patrol cars with close to 200,000 miles on them,” said Major Mitch Hoskins of the Yukon Police Department. “The older patrol cars were needing more frequent repairs and maintenance.”
The seven new Tahoes will help replace the older vehicles, which will be surplused and auctioned by the City of Yukon.
Yukon Police have already begun training with the new pistols, and will continue training officers who have never used this type of pistol before. A pursuit driving refresher is scheduled for August.
“Better equipped vehicles and officers with the latest Law Enforcement technology leads to better police services for the citizens of Yukon,” said Hoskins. “We are thankful that we can afford this much-needed equipment.”
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