Dothan police officers have a new rifle.
It promises to make it easier to take down criminals if heavy gunfire were to break out.
It is the Olympic Arms 40 caliber rifle.
The weapon is not only more accurate using a longer barrel; it also uses the same 40 caliber round officers’ load into their standard issue pistols.
That makes it easier to inter-change ammo in the heat of a firefight.
Every police officer has one and has been trained to use it.