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City Council approves Madera PD switch guns

Madera City Council members enjoyed a short regular meeting Wednesday night, lasting less than an hour. 


In that hour, however, council members discussed the utilization of translation services for residents attending council meetings, conducted a public hearing for input, and listened to a request from Madera Police for firearm updates. 


Madera Police will be trading in their current side duty arms, soon. Currently using a .40 caliber, Madera’s law enforcement officers will be replacing them with a  Glock 9mm handgun. Many military and police agencies have already switched as law enforcement standards have moved away from the .40 cal to the 9mm in recent years for a variety of reasons.

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