A recent National Rifle Grant application shows Sandusky police Chief John Orzech asking for $30,000 in grant funds to build a storage shed.
The pole barn-style structure would replace two older on-site shelters storing equipment, targets and other materials. “It’s not going to be anything fancy,” Orzech said. “It’s just going to be enough room to store our equipment.
This is very much needed.” Agencies doling out grant money tend to favor organizations collaborating with one another, since more people benefit from these funds. Other than Sandusky, the firing range facility — located on Old Railroad Road by Ohio 2 — also hosts training sessions for the region’s SWAT team, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, and police departments for Perkins, Huron and Bay View.
At the range, Sandusky police officers typically only shoot guns assigned to them while on duty, including a .40-caliber, AR-15, and MP5.