U.S. Education Department Inspector General Gives Glock Pistols to Agents


Since October 2001, a unit of the U.S. Department of Education has issued Glock pistols to its agents as a matter of course, reports MuckRock. The department has continued building out its arsenal and expanding its agents’ weapons selection using discounted law enforcement rates offered to the U.S. Capitol Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.. The Education Department’s Office of the Inspector General has spent at least $80,000 for 200 Glocks since 2006. The OIG also spent $17,000.79 on Remington shotguns in September 2010. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the education agents were using their firearms, but then-Inspector General Mary Mitchelson wrote in 2010 that, “I believe the requested firearms and parts are essential for the safe, effective and efficient operations of [OIG] Investigation Services.”

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