The DeKalb County, Ala., Sheriff is changing policy. All certified deputies are to carry a concealed weapon on them at all times while off-duty, reports WRCB-TV.
County officials ordered 55 Glock 43 9mm handguns, which will remain the property of the DeKalb County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office. All deputies receiving a gun will have to go through certification classes designed for backup weapons.
The cost for the guns and ammo will be $22,000 to 25,000 dollars. The Sheriff's Office is taking donations to help offset the cost.