Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Public Information Office
Public Information Office List | Login | Sign Up  
 View Item
 

Police Bureau Participates in Gun Lock Giveaway

December 16, 2005 00:00

  

POLICE BUREAU PARTICIPATES IN GUN LOCK GIVEAWAY

On Saturday, December 17, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at East Portland Community Center, located at 740 SE 106th Avenue, the Portland Police Bureau, Project Safe Neighborhoods, and the East Portland Neighborhood Office will participate in a gun safety fair. Citizens attending the fair will be given free gun safety locks, and can learn tips on safe firearms handling and storage and information on how to keep your family safe from gun violence.

Chief Derrick Foxworth said, “Using gunlocks can save someone’s life. I encourage everyone to take that extra measure of prevention to help protect your family when you are not around. Gunlocks are a common sense tool for families who own guns.”

Citizens will also have the opportunity to meet Portland Police Bureau Cadets, as well as representatives from Portland Fire and Rescue, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and Portland Department of Transportation.

For more information on the gun locks program or if you would like tips on how to talk to your children about gun safety, please visit the Project Safe Neighborhood website at www.EASTPORTLANDCAT.ORG or call 503-823-5531.

###PPB###

*************


Media Relations:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Peter.Simpson@portlandoregon.gov
Desk: 503-823-0830
Pager: 503-790-1779


Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204


     

 

   More »