Dunwoody considers new guns for police

The Dunwoody Police Department will recommend to the city council a transition from its primary duty weapon, the Glock 36 .45 caliber pistols for Glock 43 9 mm pistols during its meeting 6 p.m. Monday at Dunwoody City Hall, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 103.

The police suggest the change because the Glock 43 is significantly smaller and lighter, its 9 mm ammunition has been determined to be just as effective as the .45 caliber. The Glock 43 is much more concealable and comfortable to carry, and the department can transition without cost due to the current value of its stock of Glock 36 guns.

The council will also consider approval of a construction agreement between the city and the Georgia Department of Transportation to receive $1,000,000 for the fourth year of the Perimeter Traffic Operations Program. In 2012 the Dunwoody partnered with the GDOT and DeKalb County in a program to monitor and manage traffic signal timing in the central perimeter area.

Information: www.dunwoodyga.gov.