Law Enforcement

This category is for law enforcement as it pertains to Glocks.

  • Glock went off during Cleaning says Police Chief

    When a round went flying inside the Watertown Police Department recently in upstate New York, the local press looked into the story and soon focused their attention not only on the department, but also the who, what, when, why of the shot. What they found was something that was accidental, and 101 percent preventable. The Incident On Monday April 7, a shot rang out in the Watertown PD and soon word spread around the community of the incident. Gratefully, it was not fired by a criminal or...
  • Glocks in Law Enforcement

    Since Gaston Glock first introduced his tenifer-coated polymer framed handgun in the 1980s, military and law enforcement agencies around the world have taken to it for the same reason that makes it a popular civilian handgun. The Glock is easy to use, accurate with a natural point of aim, lightweight, nearly unbreakable (although I have seen a large police K9 eat one), and reliable. In fact, in a recent survey of police officers, more than 70% confessed to owning a Glock as a personal...
  • Sioux Falls Switches From 22s to 17s

    The largest city in South Dakota is making a big switch. Long a user of the .40-caliber Glock Model 22, they are downsizing to the Model 17 in 9mm. While still a Glock, the reasons for the change may be a harbinger of things to come. The Sioux Falls 40 Club In Sioux Falls, South Dakota (pop 153,000), a city on the fringe of the huge shale oil boom, police have their hands full. For the past 17 years, the 230-officer Sioux Falls Police Department had been well equipped with Gen II Glock...
  • Kiwis ditch SIGs, go Glock

    The New Zealand Defense Force has decided to replace the Sig Sauer 9mm pistols they have issued for almost a quarter century with Glock 17s within the next calendar year. What is the NZDF? The combined military service for New Zealand, the 9,000 members of the Defense Force make up the New Zealand Army, Royal New Zealand Air Force, and Royal New Zealand Navy. With a history that dates back to 1845 with the formation of the Wellington Battalion of the Militia and before that to the Maori...
  • Lubbock PD Ditches SIGs for Glocks

    The Northwest Texas city of Lubbock is home to Texas Tech, birthplace of Buddy Holly, and was recently named to be one of the best places to start a small business in the country. As a further sign of change, the city's police department is switching from SIGs to Glocks. The Lubbock PD The city may only be the 84th largest in the country, with a population of about 230,000, but its police department is modern. With some 406 sworn officers and detectives the department is no doubt very busy...
  1. Kiwis ditch SIGs, go Glock

    The New Zealand Defense Force has decided to replace the Sig Sauer 9mm pistols they have issued for almost a quarter century with Glock 17s within the next calendar year. What is the NZDF? The combined military service for New Zealand, the 9,000 members of the Defense Force make up the New Zealand Army, Royal New Zealand Air Force, and Royal New Zealand Navy. With a history that dates back to 1845 with the formation of the Wellington Battalion of the Militia and before that to the Maori...
  2. Agency goes G17 with onboard tac lights as standard

    A historic county in Northern Maryland has leaped into the 21st century by retiring not only their old Glock 19s, but moving to new full sized models with Steamlights. The county Carroll County, Maryland, pop. 167,000, abuts the Pennsylvania line and, during the Confederate invasion of that state in the summer of 1863 that halted at Gettysburg, a small but important cavalry charge occurred in county seat Westminster when two companies of the 1st Delaware Cavalry led by Captain Charles...
  3. Glock adopted by two very different departments

    Two law enforcement agencies, separated by a 1,000 miles and the Mississippi River, have decided to go Glock in the past few weeks, making history of sorts for both. Rubber City Akron, the fifth-largest city in Ohio, dates back to 1825 and is home to some 200,000 people. Keeping the city safe is the Akron PD, a professional force of over 450 officers who have repeatedly put their lived on the line for their city and its people. In fact, in the past 98 years, no less than 24 Akron lawmen...
  4. Michigan State Police ditch SIG 40s, go Glock 9mm

    In another instance of large, professional law enforcement agencies going Glock, the Michigan State Police is setting aside their gently used 40 caliber Sig Sauers and, after testing 39 potential replacements, went Glock 17. The Agency With the National Guard called up for World War I and the state militia being lumped in with that group by the Dick Act, Michigan was left without any form of state-level law enforcement as the troops marched off to France. This led the governor to establish...
  5. Cops call out negligent discharge involving Glock for what it is

    When police arrived at the scene of a reported gunshot near Atlanta, they soon got to the bottom of the incident and were able to put one and one together. The town Sandy Springs, Georgia dates back to the 1850s with the founding of the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church, near the natural spring for which the city is now named. Located in Fulton County just to the North of Atlanta, it grew in size and successfully fought off incorporation by an ever-growing Atlanta until, in 2005, the...
  6. Sheriff goes all-in on G43 buy for use as off duty guns

    A rural county sheriff in North Alabama has in the past few weeks both ordered his certified deputies to carry a concealed handgun at all times while off duty-- and is taking steps to buy a truckload of Glock 43s to enable them to do so. The County DeKalb County, near the nexus of Northeastern Alabama where the Yellowhammer state meets Tennessee and Georgia, is named after Bavarian-born Revolutionary War hero Major General Baron Johann de Kalb, of whom no less a person that George...
  7. Nearly 7 of 10 cops surveyed use Glocks on the job

    A survey of some 6,000 law enforcement officers from across the country conducted by a police website found that some 68 percent of all respondents carried Glocks and, further, an impressive 61 percent would choose the gun if given an option. A survey conducted earlier this year by PoliceOne, a law enforcement website, of their vetted members asked a series of questions about their duty sidearms. The surprising results found that the overall majority carried Glocks with 3 carried for every...
  8. You'll Never Guess What Cops do in the Philippines for New Years

    It's unavoidable. Every year, just like clockwork, the night that is December 31st leads to celebrations round the world. Here in the US, it seems we like to blow up a little more fireworks than the rest of the world does. In fact, many of us like to get some gunplay in. Unfortunately, this gunplay leads to deaths and injuries that are very preventable. The problem Midnight approaches, the ball drops, the countdown intensifies, and then all heck breaks loose. Some kiss. Some toast. Some...
  9. Sheriff makes move to buy first department-issued guns, leans towards Glocks

    A small Ohio law enforcement agency is tired of having their officers BYOG to work and is pushing to adopt a standard department-wide sidearm that is paid for by the county. While testing many, the early lead seems like Glock is the favorite to win. The department Located along the shores of Lake Erie is quiet Ottawa County, pop 40,985. The county is semi-rural, with the largest city and county seat, Port Clinton, Ohio, being known as the "Walleye Capital of the World" due to its great...
  10. Agencies jumping through hoops to get Glocks

    A sheriff's department is doing whatever they have to in efforts to put new Glocks into the hands of their deputies-- including making gun control advocates mad. Sheriff Richard Roundtree, head of the Augusta, Georgia-centered Richmond County Sheriff's Department has some 500 employees including no less than 237 certified law enforcement officers patrolling the streets of that deep southern county. The problem is, his deputies have 11-year-old Glock Model 22s that Roundtree contends have...
  11. City wants to drop SIGs for Glock after 25 years

    A city that has run Sig Sauer P220 and 229 handguns in .45ACP and .40S&W for going on a quarter century has decided to make the change to Glock Model 19 Safety Action pistols in 9mm, citing the need to move to guns that were more reliable than the ones they currently have. The town (Uptown Norwalk, Photo by Wikipedia) Just off Lake Erie, the "Maple" town of Norwalk, Ohio was quite literally born from the flames of war. Founded by those fleeing Norwalk, Connecticut after it was burned to...
  12. Boys in blue and bathroom Glock mishaps

    In recent weeks, a number of security and law enforcement officers have had problems making business in the water closet that ended with an embarrassing situation with their Glocks. This brings to mind, just what is your plan for when 'code brown' comes about while carrying? (U.S. Marshal with modified Glock 22 in high-retention drop holster) Honolulu problems On Sept. 9, a shot rang out in a public restroom in a Hawaiian Target store (please no puns intended). Upon investigation by the...
  13. Outpost of paradise choose Glocks to rearm its police force

    The small and often overlooked U.S. territory of American Samoa is undertaking an effort to arm their police force for the first time in decades. To protect and maintain the peace of this quiet Pacific paradise, the Department of Public Safety has chosen Glock, and is looking for help from their Hawaiian neighbors to the north. The problem American Samoa, part of the U.S. since 1899, in general has had a pretty peaceful history since the end of World War Two. During the war, the Marine...
  14. Police department buys new Glocks, rebuilds old ones

    In a day and time when everyone wants to throw out the old to make room for the new, one law enforcement agency is going a different route. Instead of getting rid of their old Glocks, they are reconditioning them for years of future use. The town Located in Warren County, the Northern Virginia town of Front Royal (pop 14,000) dates back to at least 1788, and sprang up from a Revolutionary War militia camp. Steeped in history, the Shenandoah Valley town was the site of the Civil War Battle...
  15. Glock went off during Cleaning says Police Chief

    When a round went flying inside the Watertown Police Department recently in upstate New York, the local press looked into the story and soon focused their attention not only on the department, but also the who, what, when, why of the shot. What they found was something that was accidental, and 101 percent preventable. The Incident On Monday April 7, a shot rang out in the Watertown PD and soon word spread around the community of the incident. Gratefully, it was not fired by a criminal or...
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