BRUNSWICK — City police will be getting new weapons.
On Monday, City Council approved a resolution allowing the police department to spend $29,424 for new Smith & Wessons.
Police Chief Brian Ohlin said each Smith & Wesson 2.0 pistol costs about $500.
Ohlin said it has been nine years since officers received new weapons.
“Typically, a 7- to 10-year range is when we’ve generally gotten updates and changed weapon platforms,” he said.
Because of the age of the weapons, Ohlin said the department decided to budget for new guns as opposed to trying to keep up with routine maintenance of the current ones.
The chief said some of the old weapons will be sent back to the vendor. Some officers wanted to keep their guns and were given the opportunity to purchase them.
Also Monday, council approved a part-time manager of administrative services in case the current full-time position needs to be downsized in the future.
A pay range and hours for the part-time position have not yet been determined.