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File #: 19-0779    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/3/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/4/2019 Final action: 6/4/2019
Title: Probation Department and Procurement and Contracts Division recommending the Board receive notification of transition from the Department issued Glock Gen4 .40 caliber service weapons to the Glock Gen5 9mm service weapon. Trading in Sixty (60) Department Issued Glock Generation 4 G22 .40 Caliber Firearms, including three (3) magazines each, to ProForce to offset a portion of cost of sixty (60) Glock Gen 5 G45 9mm handguns. ProForce will process the employee buy back of all firearms to interested staff. FUNDING: General Fund.
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Probation Department and Procurement and Contracts Division recommending the Board receive notification of transition from the Department issued Glock Gen4 .40 caliber service weapons to the Glock Gen5 9mm service weapon. Trading in Sixty (60) Department Issued Glock Generation 4 G22 .40 Caliber Firearms, including three (3) magazines each, to ProForce to offset a portion of cost of sixty (60) Glock Gen 5 G45 9mm handguns. ProForce will process the employee buy back of all firearms to interested staff.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

In 2015, the Probation Department suspended the use of the Glock model 22, Generation 3 handgun in favor of the Glock model 22, Generation 4 handgun. The transition to Generation 4 was based on manufacturer upgrades and increased accuracy.

With ongoing Department research into the effectiveness, accuracy, and cost of weapons and ammunition, the Probation Department will suspend the use of the Glock Gen4 handgun, and transition to the Glock Gen 5 G45 9 mm handgun.

Advancements in the weapon include removal of the finger grip grooves, interchangeable back straps to customize grip size, magazine flaring to ensure ease of reloads, a larger reversible catch, ambidextrous sliding top lever, and barrel improvements. All changes lead to increased marksmanship precision among all armed Department staff as measured and evidenced by Department Firearms Instructors. Research shows increased accuracy for a broad spectrum of staff, including size/build and variations in dominant hand use.

Public Contract Code section 10334(c) states:
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), any peace officer as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) Title 3, Part 2, of the Penal Code, employed by the State of California who is authorized to carry firearms may purchase his or her state-issued service firearm if the person's department head directs the department to change its state-issued service weapon system. Th...

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