In our on going effort to ensure a safer Simsbury, the Simsbury Police Department and "Project HomeSafe" have teamed up to supply gun locks free of charge to residents of Simsbury. Residents may pick up a cable gun lock in the Records Department of the police station Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (excluding holidays). All new pistol permit applicants will receive a gun lock at the time of receipt of their application.
Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program whose purpose is to promote safe firearms handling and storage practices among all firearms owners through the distribution of key safety education messages and free gun locking devices.
Project ChildSafe is an expansion of the Project HomeSafe program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). It is supported by a U.S. Department of Justice grant and is a component of Project Safe Neighborhoods, the nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime to create safer neighborhoods. DOJ selected NSSF to administer Project ChildSafe based on its experience in operating Project HomeSafe. NSSF also provides funding to Project ChildSafe.
Project ChildSafe partners with governors, lieutenant governors, U.S. Attorneys, community leaders, and law enforcement to distribute free safety kits to gun owners in all states in order to promote safe storage of firearms in the home.
Please stop in at the Police Department and pick up your free gun lock today!
If you have any questions about this program please contact Officer Lauren Devin at (860) 658-3131.
Click here to find out more information on Project ChildSafe.