Detroit Police Department Converts to Smith & Wesson M&P40 Pistols & M&P15 Tactical Rifles
DETROIT -- The Detroit Police Department will equip its force with Smith & Wesson Military & Police (M&P) Series pistols and with M&P Series tactical rifles.
Detroit Chief of Police, James R. Barren, Ph.D., said, Converting our department to a completely new brand of firearms was a significant decision that required a great deal of evaluation by our officers.
The Department has placed an order for 5,000 Smith & Wesson M&P40 polymer pistols, chambered in .40 S&W. The pistols will be issued to each officer of the Detroit Police Department and will replace currently issued, non-Smith & Wesson firearms supplied by a European-based manufacturer.
The Department has also placed an order for 350 M&P15 tactical rifles. The rifles will become available to officers upon the completion of a certification course.