SALISBURY – The Salisbury City Council voted this week to authorize appropriations for the police department to purchase weapons for new officers and Speed Measuring Devices.
According to Major David Meienschein, members of the Salisbury Police Department are required to complete firearms training and officer recertification yearly. The ammunition utilized during the training has brass casings, which are collected and stored. When the storage bins are full, the officers transport the brass casings to Delmarva Recycling Inc., which pays fair market value for the brass. The monies collected for the brass casings are forwarded to the city and deposited in the General Fund.
Meienschein requested of the City Council a budget amendment to recognize the revenue has been received by the city and to increase the police department budget in the same amount to purchase service weapons for new officers.