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Hancock Police Department to update firearms

by Geoff Fox

Hancock Police are looking to acquire new firearms with the intent to be more in line with other police agencies in Washington County.

Councilman Roland Lanehart told town officials the Hancock Police Department is in need of new handguns and holsters as they are not the same as those of the Maryland State Police and Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Those agencies have upgraded to 9-millimeter handguns while Hancock has a 40-millimeter handgun.

Once Hancock is fully staffed . . .