The Ocean City Police Department will soon be making its annual mass purchase of ammunition, a requisition that will supply 86,000 rounds for the department’s firearms and highlight the unique situation of the OCPD as a largely seasonal police force.
According to OCPD Lt. Richard Moreck, this will be the third year in a
row that the department has made its purchase from The Gun Shop in
The Gun Shop is the regional distributor for Federal brand
ammunition, allowing the OCPD to get its order direct from the factory.
The store also holds the ammunition contract for the state of Maryland,
and the state extends its contract pricing to the OCPD to for certain
types of ammunition, a benefit that helps subsidize the training of
Ocean City’s seasonal police force. Ocean City is the only jurisdiction
in the state allowed to raise such a force each summer.