Highland buys new equipment for police, firefighters

2013-12-25T20:15:00Z 2013-12-25T20:26:10Z Highland buys new equipment for police, firefightersCharles F. Haber Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
December 25, 2013 8:15 pm  • 

HIGHLAND | The Town Council is buying some new equipment for the Police and Fire departments.

At the top of the list is the purchase of 46 new Glock G22 .40-caliber pistols. After trading in 42 old handguns, the total cost is $8,544.

The council also will buy 14 model 2080 tactical rifles and three model 9080 LE rifles from Rock River Arms Inc., of Summit, Ill. The total cost is $4,495 after a trade-in valued at $12,325.

Weapons are replaced when they are 10 years old, police Cmdr. George Georgeff said. Wear and tear happens with a gun even if it is used mostly at the firing range, he said.

The board also authorized the purchase of rifle accessories from Brownells Inc., of Montezuma, Iowa, for $10,348.

The council also will buy three 2014 Dodge Charger patrol cars from Thomas Dodge for $66,374.

The council approved the purchase of equipment for the cars from NWI Emergency Outfitters, of Highland, for $34,430.

The Fire Department got a green light to buy seven sets of turn-out gear at $2,045 each.

Fire Chief Bill Timmer said the old gear will either be destroyed or donated to overseas fire departments.

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