BPD will sell confiscated guns

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 23, 2016

BPD will sell confiscated guns

By John Howell

The Batesville Police Department will sell approximately 90 handguns confiscated from suspects and ordered forfeited by the municipal judge.

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Batesville aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve police chief Tony Jones’ recommendation that the pistols be declared surplus, a step that will allow sale of the guns to a licensed gun dealer.

 Jones Also received permission to apply for an Edward Byrne Memorial Local Law Grant of $5,000 for equipment purchase. 

The 75 percent grant will provide $3,750 with the city providing $1,450 plus $200 for a planned $5,200 purchase, according to the police chief.

Aldermen approved the lower of two price quotes for refurbishing police department administrative offices.  

Swindoll Construction LLC’s quote of $25,000 was accepted for removing and replacing existing flooring in offices, a bathroom and administrative area, conference room and training room, according to Jones report.