Broken Arrow, Oklahoma P.D. getting 120 AR-15s to upgrade dated arsenal.

By the end of the year, all 120 Broken Arrow…

By the end of the year, all 120 Broken Arrow police officers will have an AR-15 rifle and a duffle bag with enough ammunition and medical supplies to outlast the most well-equipped gunmen, Cpl. Leon Calhoun said.

The city has paid $76,957 since the summer of 2011 to replace the Police Department’s aging arsenal of shotguns with the higher-powered alternatives and related equipment, which are being carried in patrol cars in addition to handguns.

“This is a response to the type of weapons criminals are now carrying,” he said. “The suspects we’re coming in contact with, they’re carrying semiautomatic and even fully-automatic weapons.”

Most officers already have the new rifles and have been certified to carry them after training on the city’s long-distance shooting range.

Read the rest of Zack Stoycoff’s report at Tulsaworld.com.

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  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Good for them. Glad to see someone not stuck in the rut of “we always did it this away”. The tinfoilers heads will spin but they dont work in the field anyway.