By Michele Fields
Special To The Standard
Some Woodstock police officers are sporting more than just the new dark uniforms.
“I implemented the new assault weapon program,” Chief Robbie Blish told Trustees this week. “It is all voluntary if they want to carry it.”
Blish informed the Trustees that in a recent Upper Valley arrest of some people who had been in trouble in our area as well, an AK-47 was found among their belongings.
“I am not an alarmist, but I think we have to be ready,” he said in regards to the new program.
Officers who choose to carry assault weapons carry them in a locked case in the trunk of the car, according to Blish.
Officers have also recently completed a new fire arms training program.
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