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Posted on: July 21, 2022

NRPD Voluntary Firearms Surrender Initiative and Gun Safety Program

Continuing their efforts in enhancing public welfare, the New Rochelle Police Department has created two firearms safety initiatives for residents: a voluntary firearms surrender and a gun safety program. 

 Unwanted firearms and ammunition can be disposed of by calling the police department directly to make an appointment. The department will collect and safely dispose of them.  

 To promote responsible gun ownership and safe storage of firearms, NRPD has developed a Gun Safety Education Program. A public service announcement featuring Police Specialist Robert Ferguson and Officer Nicole DeCarlo can be seen on the department’s Facebook page, and an in-person safety training program will be held on Thursday, August 11 (see poster below). Additionally, in partnership with Project ChildSafe, the department will provide gun locks and safety literature at no cost. 

 “The safe handling, and storage of guns is the responsibility of every gun permit holder,” said Police Commissioner Robert Gazzola.  “Our Department's firearms instructors have provided important tips for all gun owners to follow to help make them, their loved ones, and our community safer.”

 For further information on these gun safety initiatives or to set up an appointment, please email or call Police Specialist Robert Ferguson rferguson@newrochelleny.com or (914) 235-4785.

 Additional Resources

PROJECT CHILDSAFE: - (203) 426-1320 WEBSITE

 NEW YORK STATE SAFEACT: - (518) 464-7120 WEBSITE

 WESTCHESTER COUNTY POLICE: - (914) 995-2709 WEBSITE

Firearms Safety Training event flyer

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