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Barrie Police To Hold Gun Amnesty During April Safely surrender weapons and accessories by appointment only

Barrie Police To Hold Gun Amnesty During April Safely surrender weapons and accessories by appointment only
March 22nd, 2018 - Police & the Community

(BARRIE, ON) – The Barrie Police Service in collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police is holding a Gun Amnesty during the month of April.

The Gun Amnesty is for anyone who resides in the City of Barrie who wishes to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition.

The Amnesty is a way to provide citizens with a safe way to surrender weapons and enhance public safety. During the Amnesty, Police will not recommend weapons-related Criminal Code charges that might otherwise apply to people who are turning in these items. *Police note there is no Amnesty offered for people who turn in weapons that have been used in the commission of a crime. No anonymous submissions will be accepted.

Interested gun owners are strongly urged to call the Barrie Police Service Gun Amnesty Hotline at 705-728-5629 to arrange for officers to attend and safely retrieve the weapons.

Gun owners outside the City of Barrie can contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit their website at - www.opp.ca/gunamnesty

The gun amnesty program is supported by police services across the province. This program provides people with the opportunity to voluntarily and safely dispose of unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories and/or ammunition. Public safety is our top priority, and the amnesty provides the opportunity to reduce the number of firearms and related equipment in our community, enhancing public safety and police officer safety” stated Chief Kimberley Greenwood.

Under NO circumstances should anyone deliver guns or ammunition directly to police facilities.

 

Media Contact(s)

  • Barrie Police Service, Media Relations
    Corporate Communications
    (705) 725-7025 ext. 2926
     
  • OPP Provincial Media Relations Coordinator
    Staff Sergeant Carolle Dionne
    (705) 329-6878