Thomasville Police Get New Guns

It’s out with the old and in with the new for Thomasville. Thomasville police officers have a new sidekick.

Officers are undergoing extensive training with their new 40 caliber glocks.

CAPT Mark Scott of the Thomasville Police Department says, "It's a good weapon; we did quite a bit of research to come up with this new weapon and I think it's an improvement over what we were carrying."

What Thomasville officers were carrying were 40 caliber Smith and Wessons. The new glocks have an easier trigger, less parts, and the capacity to hold more bullets than their predecessor.

Officers say the old Smith and Wessons were a much heavier gun. They say their new glocks are a much better alternative.

Chief David Huckstep of the Thomasville Police Department says, "Times have changed and we have an opportunity to go to a newer, lighter, more efficient weapon that's more accurate in the performance of our job."

It’s a job where performance and carrying the best possible tools can be the difference between life and death.

The City Council funded the purchase, cutting a deal with the gun's manufacturer to accept retired guns as trade-ins.