Gun Safety

The Orinda Police Department continuously works with the community to promote and practice safe gun ownership and firearm safety at home. The Orinda Police offers programs to assist the community in that endeavor.

Securely storing firearms when not in use is the essential element of responsible gun ownership and the #1 way to help prevent firearm accidents, theft, and misuse. The Orinda Police Department offers free gun locks/cables that can stop a gun from operating while under lock and key to providing another level of safety. Anyone can drop into the police station and pick up a Project Childsafe Gun Lock. Gun locks are an effective way of preventing someone from purposely or accidentally using the firearm that may cause injury.

Also, at any time, the Orinda Police can conduct a safety audit to look at gun safes and the various methods homeowners use to store guns to ensure safety. Please call the Orinda Police Department and ask for an officer to examine and possibly provide recommendations for safe gun storage.

Finally, the Orinda Police Department also can receive and take possession of any firearms and ammunition homeowners feel are no longer needed or may pose a risk at no cost. Simply bring the unloaded firearms to the Orinda Police Department at any time located at 22 Orinda Way.

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