In a special-called meeting last Thursday, the Board of Aldermen gave approval for Chief of Police Johnny Hargrove to trade in currently-unused service weapons for new ones.
Hargrove told the board that he is able to trade nine Model 66 .357 revolvers for nine new Glock 40 semi-automatic handguns. Each new handgun will also come with three cartridge clips as well.
“I want to trade nine old guns for nine new guns,” Hargrove told the board.
Hargrove told the board the trade is worth $357 per weapon and will cost the city nothing.
The board declared the revolvers as surplus and approved Hargrove to trade them for the new weapons. The measure received a unanimous vote from the board. Alderman Franklin Seals was not present at the meeting.