The Sumter Police Department in Sumter, SC, has adopted both the SIG Sauer P320 and P365 pistols—chambered in 9 mm—as its official duty sidearms. The agency is comprised of seven divisions with 120 sworn officers protecting more than 40,000 citizens.
“The decision for us to transition from our Glock pistols to a complete SIG Sauer system was based on quality, performance, and safety,” said Captain Michael Evans, Support Services, Sumter Police Department. “In testing we put the P320 and the P365 through the paces and, quite impressively, they both performed beyond expectations throughout our rugged testing requirements.”
“Additionally, the modularity of the P320 allows our officers to choose a grip based on comfort without the addition of bulky backstraps, and we are really seeing the benefits of this feature in higher qualifying scores,” said Evans. “As for our detectives, the P365 is the perfect pistol because of the small size and high-capacity which makes it easy to conceal without sacrificing rounds. The P365 will also be placed into service as our agency issued backup firearm to replace the current Glock 43.”
The P365 is tailored for concealed carry, and features a patented, modified double-stack magazine for a 10+1 full-size capacity, with 12-round factory-made magazines available. The P320 is a modular, striker-fired pistol available in full-size, carry, compact, and subcompact sizing. The serialized trigger group makes it adaptable to multiple caliber, size and grip options.
“The Sumter Police Department is our first agency to simultaneously adopt both the P320 and the P365 pistols as their official duty firearms and we could not be more excited about it,” added Tom Jankiewicz, executive vice president of Law Enforcement Sales at SIG Sauer. “The features of both of these pistols is very desirable to law enforcement agencies, and we could not be more pleased to have them recognized by the men and women of the Sumter Police Department in their choice to transition to SIG Sauer.”