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US Police: Guns & bullets; materials on hand

Setting: Aroostook County, Maine made-up small town. My police sheriff is from Penobscot County - Bangor, ME to be specific
Era: Ghost town shut down in 1979, story is set in 2005ish

Questions:

#1: So I need to know if my character can use ammo found in the ghost town to reload his weapons. Have police-issued weapons used the same caliber over the years? Would there be a problem using old ammo? If my guy couldn't get ammo from the empty police station, could he find something in a sporting goods store or some military service provider? 

#2: What sorts of supplies would my police sheriff have in the trunk of his squad car?

I'm having a devil of a time trying to research. I usually count on Wikipedia for my quick research tip and it's being unreliable for me right now. I am continuing my research as I post this, but I'm hoping someone might already have some insight to save me some time. (Afterall, I am supposed to be working on actually writing my portfolio right now....)

Thanks in advance.

Tags: 1970-1979, usa: government: law enforcement (misc), ~weapons: firearms
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