SALAMANCA – The Salamanca Police Department, with the approval of the Common Council, has done some spring cleaning.
The Police Department has even made a small profit from its cleaning. Three mobile radio units and 10 stun gun cartridges have been labeled as surplus after approval Wednesday by members of the Common Council.
The items already have a buyer. The City of Olean Police Department has agreed to buy the items for $1,000.
“We have a new radio system, and that one wasn’t compatible any longer,” Salamanca Police Chief Gary Wind said. “We have upgraded to the narrowband digital system that the county is using. Olean has not made the upgrade and can use the radios with their system.”
The stun guns fit into the same modality. The Salamanca department has upgraded to a newer taser, one that houses a camera as well as the charges, and the older units didn’t fit into the new guns, Wind said.
“There was no sense in those sitting in a box, not being used,” he said. “We helped out a local department and made some money in the deal.”
The radio units are 4 years old but are fully compatible with the system used in Olean, Wind said. The taser cartridges are 2 years old. The cartridges house the charging unit and the projectiles that make contact with a target.
In addition to the surplus sale, City of Salamanca Mayor Carmen A. Vecchiarella made a proclamation recognizing May 24 through 27 as Poppy Days in the city. The event is established to commemorate those who have died in defense of the United States, Vecchiarella said.