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Sheriff's office receives law enforcement equipment

Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2004

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Several months ago, after recognizing the many equipment needs of the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Webster had an inventory conducted of obsolete and out dated equipment in the Office. He was able to trade many old firearms that were turned over to his agency and received a variety of items that the Sheriff’s deputies needed. North Carolina General Statute state that any city/county agency may exchange any of its personal property by private negotiations for full and fair consideration after a resolution is approved by the Board of Commissioners. The Sheriff exchanged 75 handguns and rifles for fifteen (15) Remington 12 gauge shotguns, five (5) Glock 40 caliber pistols, twelve (12) Streamlight flashlights, twenty-four (24) sets of leg irons and seventeen (17) sets of handcuffs. The items received had a value of $11,375.00.

“We’re very excited about the exchange”, says Sheriff Webster. “We are trying to find every way we can to subsidize the county budget and save the taxpayers money. The exchange program and the many grants we have received over the past year or so have helped us a great deal to provide good reliable equipment to our deputies and important services for the Chatham County citizens. We’ve received equipment ranging from new digital cameras and walkie-talkies to gun locks and a 16 foot trailer. All this equipment is used by our agency to better serve the citizens”, the Sheriff explained.

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