Spring Gun Amnesty Program A Success
Peel Region – During the month of April, Peel Regional Police participated in a provincial gun amnesty program with the Ontario Provincial Police and other police services across Ontario.
The Amnesty is a way to provide members of the community 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.
Members of the public who wished to participate in this program were directed to contact an Amnesty Hotline to make arrangements for a safe pick up of their firearms and/or ammunition by a member of the amnesty team.
This amnesty program resulted in the following:
- A total of 21 homes were visited during the amnesty.
- A total of 34 firearms and 8 edged weapons were turned in by Region of Peel residents.
- A total of 80 pounds of ammunition was also turned in during the program.
Peel Regional Police would like to remind the public that just because the amnesty program is no longer running, it does not mean that we will not take unwanted firearms and ammunition for destruction. Please contact 905-453-3311 to make arrangements to have an officer attend your residence. Please DO NOT bring these items to a police facility.
Anyone with information related to illegal firearms can contact the Street Crime Gang Unit at (905) 453-2121, ext. 7704. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.