So ive been looking seriously into becoming a LEO. Toledo Police Department has mandated that their officers have to carry a .40cal handgun. I've been doing some research on different guns including glock and sig sauer and would perfer a non polymer compact .40 over a full size due to my hand size. Any input is appreciated.
I would be surprised if a dept. that size does not have a standard issued weapon, but hey stranger things have happened.
I agree with the Sig 229 recommendation. I carried one for years before we went to the 226. If you have to purchase it yourself the price can be a little steep but if you want a non polymer mid size pistol you won't be sorry. And what's a couple extra shekels over the course of years you will carry it.
I have small hands and prefer the feel of a CZ-75 over most semi-autos. They just feel better to me. Most other autos feel like a 2x4. Check out to see if the police departments let you use your own, or if you have to use one of their issued guns first.