Cerberus Security LLC., a locally-owned and operated commercial and residential business headed by president Andrew “Kord” Kordonowy, has donated over 55 Rebel Alliance sound suppressors to the Dickinson Police Department.
These detachable muzzle accessories enormously curtail the sound of gunfire and contain the blast of a firearm, which, according to Lieutenant Michael Hanel, Commander of the Southwest Tactical Team, “are becoming increasingly important in urban environments.”
Acquiring these decibel compressing devices, a project that the department had been researching for the better part of the past two years, required that they find rifles with shorter barrels in order to accommodate the seven-inch, eight-ounce apparatuses. The lightweight, semi-automatic AR-15 proved suitable for DPD.
“Say we have an active shooter situation — If we end up going inside a building and have to discharge that rifle, that’s going to reduce the chance of hearing loss for that officer, which you could extrapolate avoiding to a Workman’s Comp. claim, later on,” Hanel told The Press, expounding on both the departmental and public benefits of the donated silencers. “On the other side of that, obviously, we have innocent civilians and hostages that are now suffering from hearing loss because of an unsuppressed rifle.”
In order to reduce this liability, many departments throughout the state are looking to suppressors like Rebel’s, which have the potential to cut the sound of gunfire at the shooter’s ear by as many as 139 dBs, as a defensible response.
Of course, Kordonowy was elated to contribute to DPD’s continued commitment to law enforcement, but he ultimately saw the assistance he offered to the agency’s arsenal as an extension of his duties to the people of Dickinson, at large.
“We are all active members of this community, or we should be, and you should give back when you can,” he told The Press. “When you see a need that officers, or anyone in the community, has, and you have the capacity to fill it, you should fulfill that need.”
The lieutenant resonated with Kordonowy’s sentiment as he offered his concluding words.
“Partnerships like these are what make our community great,” Hanel said. “We got business owners willing to help us, not only monetarily, but with a tremendous amount of guidance and knowledge, as Kord has. We’re very fortunate to work with him and accomplish this for the community.”