Jacksonville, AR & Tampa, FL
SIG Sauer, Inc. announced this week that the Jacksonville, AR/USA Police Department (PD) transitioned to the SIG Sauer P320 as their official duty firearm, and the Tampa, FL PD will replace their official duty pistol from the Smith & Wesson M&P to the SIG SAUER P320.
Jacksonville PD has a complement of 56 sworn officers protecting nearly 30,000 citizens, while TampaPD has over 1,000 sworn officers, covering three districts that encompass the entire municipality of Tampa, FL. Tampa PD will acquire 1,375 P320 pistols.
“We are extremely pleased with our decision to transition to the SIG SAUER P320 as our official duty firearm,” commented Lt. Brett Hibbs, Support Services Division, Jacksonville PD. “All of our officers have completed the training and instruction process with the new pistol and we’ve found, overwhelmingly, that the P320 has made them more proficient shooters due to the ability for the officers to choose their preferred grip size, the smooth trigger, and ambidextrous controls.”
“We are honored that the Jacksonville PD has chosen the P320 as the official duty firearm to assist its complement of officers carry out their mission – to protect the property and lives of its citizens for a better Jacksonville,” Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc., continued. “SIG Sauer’s commitment to the entire law enforcement community is to provide them with superior firearms to protect and serve their communities, and the superiority of the P320 exemplifies this commitment.”
The P320 is a modular, striker-fired pistol available in full-size, carry, compact, and subcompact sizing. The serialized trigger group makes the P320 adaptable to multiple caliber, size, and grip options. The P320 is available in 9mm, .357SIG, 40S&W, and .45ACP, with a choice of contrast, or SIGLITE Night Sights. The intuitive 3-point takedown requires no trigger pull for disassembly, and safety features include a striker safety, disconnect safety, and optional manual safety.
“SIG Sauer is honored to earn the trust of the men and women of the Tampa PD through their selection of the P320 pistol as their official duty pistol,” Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc., explained “The modularity of the P320, with its ability to select grip size, combined with the proven reliability, accuracy, and safety of the firearm made it the right choice for this diverse group of officers.”
“We here at SIG Sauer are very proud to gain the confidence of the Tampa PD and assist them in safely carrying out their department’s mission – to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life through a cooperative partnership with all citizens,” concluded Jankiewicz.