The chief should go to gunbroker.com and buy some ammo. All he has to do is type in 40 ammo and he will see ammo up for bids.
500 rounds of Federal 40 S&W 180 gr. fmj ammo still has about 40 minutes to go in the biding. It should go for about 50 to 60 cents per round when all is said and done.
It is capitalism at work. For $500 to $600 he will have his 1,000 rounds by the end of next week.