do each agency in MN have the same or different caliber of handgun (dnr police, state troopers sheriff ect) just was wondering how they pick calibers. I think it's Alaska uses 40sw.
If a agency issues you your sidearm, I think the entire department will have the same gun/caliber. How agencies chose their caliber is beyond me.
My Department, we have to supply our own weapons(sidearm, shotgun,carbine). If you can qualify with it, you can carry it.
I use my Glock 21, Rem 870, DPMS AP4.
The LEO in my area do qualifying on wed durring the summer here. i usually pick up there brass afterwards. they have 9mm .40 and .45
We just switch from 40 cal to 9mm, some agencies like Mpls PD have a list of handguns that Officers can purchase.
Hennepin County has both .40 & .45 ACP Smith & Wesson M&P's in service. When MPD switches over to the M&P, they will be in 9mm and 45ACP, officers choice when they buy their own.
Our policy is any gun in 9 or .40. Most carry glocks.
I know that the Northfield PD are going from 3rd Gen Glock 45's, to Gen 4 Glock 9mm's. Mostly based on cost of 45. I belive they will all be carrying them as well, since they told me they ordered 25 of them which is about the number of officer's they have.