Archdiocese, Detroit Police Host Gun Buyback
In an effort to combat violence in the City of Detroit, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit is teaming up with the Detroit Police Department to take dangerous weapons off the street through a no-questions-asked gun buyback program. Additionally, the Detroit Police Department’s Commercial Auto Theft Unit will offer free vehicle etching to deter theft.
9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 30.
St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 10400 Stoepel Street(near Livernois and Grand River)
Beginning at 10 a.m., Detroit Police Chief Ralph L. Godbee and Detroit Bishop Donald Hanchon, along with other officials from the Detroit Police Department and the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, will be available for interviews. For coverage prior to the event, contact the Archdiocese at 313- 237-5943 or the Detroit Police at (313) 224-3945.
1. Turn in unloaded weapons.
2. This will be on a first come, first serve basis.
3. No questions will be asked.
4. Up to $50 will be paid for an operational weapon.
5. Up to $100 will be paid for two or more operational weapons.
6. Up to $100 may be paid for assault weapons (limit of $200).
7. Up to $25 will be paid for long guns.
8. Up to $25 will be paid for non-operational weapon.
9. Cash will be distributed at the church upon turn-in of weapons.
The vehicle owner must have the proper vehicle documentation(s), e.g. vehicle registration, title and/or certificate of insurance.
For additional information, contact the Detroit Police Department’s Community Services at 313- 224-3945.
Detroit Police Department
Office of Public Information
Forwarded by Midtown Alliance
And by Central District Police/Community Relations Council
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