Girard judge provides funds to arm police with new Glocks


Twenty-two veterans have recently retired from the Girard police force after more than 15 years.

Their replacements are already on the streets. It’s their first jobs in law enforcement, and though they do not have the age or experience of their predecessors, they are lighter and faster, and Police Chief Jeff Palmer has a great deal of confidence in them.

He has Judge Jeffrey D. Adler of Girard Municipal Court to thank for them, too, he said Friday afternoon, as he and Judge Adler met in the judge’s courtroom to show one of them off.

He is grateful, he said, and so are the 22 police officers who now get to work with their new .45 caliber Glocks.

Judge Adler gave the police department $10,500 from a court-costs fund in Feburary to buy the guns. They have replaced the heavy old Sig Sauers the officers were using.

“You can tell the difference in firing,” Palmer said. “Glocks are easier to handle and that helps your accuracy.”

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