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Farmington Hills Residents Lock Up Their Guns to Curb Gun Violence

Police in Farmington Hills joined 38 other law enforcement agencies and gave away free gun locks as part of Gun Safety Awareness Day.

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Patch File Photo

June is National Safety month and Farmington Hills Police wanted to bring recognition to the importance of gun safety. The goal is to curb gun violence in Oakland County. You didn’t have to be a Farmington Hills resident in order to receive a lock.

Tell Us:

  • Are you concerned about youth violence in your neighborhood? What more can be done to ensure  guns don’t get into the wrong hands?

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners Public Services Committee filed a report on gun violence in Oakland County stating that strides have been made in combating gun violence in local communities. The document shared with Patch states that the U.S Attorney’s Office is making strides to protect at-risk residents from criminal life.

The report includes input from experts from various levels of law enforcement, as well as mental health experts and gun owners.

Project CeaseFire has contributed greatly to the success of the decrease in gun violence. According to the report, youth have been more involved within the community because they don’t want to be associated with crime.

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