Archived News Release from 2004
For Immediate Release
"Project Childsafe" Comes to
Redwood City – Police to Distribute Firearm Safety Kits
Redwood City, CA - February 12, 2004
- Redwood City and the national organization Project
Childsafe are teaming up to prevent firearms accidents in
the home. All too often, such an accident results from an
unauthorized individual, often a child, finding a loaded and
unsecured firearm in the home, and can end in tragedy. The
Redwood City Police Department is working to reduce the risk
of such injuries or deaths by helping gun owners fully understand
their responsibility to handle firearms safely and store them
in a secure manner.
In partnership with Project ChildSafe, the Redwood City Police
Department will provide 2,600 free firearm safety kits to
local residents. The safety kits, which include a gunlock,
are available at the front counter at the Redwood City Police
Department and will be offered at various community events.
Redwood City residents are encouraged to securely store their
firearms by picking up a kit which contains a safety brochure
and a cable-style gunlock. The locks fit on most types of
handguns, rifles, and shotguns.
For more information about the City’s free firearm
safety kit program, contact the Redwood City Police Department’s
Community Policing Unit at 780-7105. 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 safety education messages and free gun
locking devices. Since September 2003, Project ChildSafe has
distributed over 5 million safety kits in 30 states and has
brought this important safety message to over 7,800 communities.
Visit the Project Childsafe website at www.projectchildsafe.org.
The Redwood City Police Department is an organization of
professionals who are dedicated to integrity, customer service,
the rights of individuals, and the needs of a constantly changing
society. The Department works in partnership with the community
to protect life and property, improve our quality of life,
reduce crime, and maintain a safe community. Visit the Police
Department’s website at www.redwoodcity.org/police.
Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org
for information about the City and its services, the community,
recreation programs, education, and City government.
Sergeant Steve Blanc
Redwood City Police Department