DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco wants 155 new Glock pistols for his department.
The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/YEXZLY ) that the board of supervisors this week authorized board attorney Tony Nowak to work with procurement staff and Rasco's department to develop specifications before bidding for the pistols.
Rasco's officers currently carry the Glock 40-caliber automatics bought in 2005.
Chief Deputy Macon Moore says pistols are showing signs of wear and it would cost about $125 per weapon for repairs.
Nowak says bid specifications should be written to legally steer the "lowest and best" trade-purchase offer toward the desired Glocks.
Moore says the 9-mm Glock pistols are on the most-wanted list because the type gets better qualification results on the firing range, will fit existing holsters and won't require retraining of officers.