Law enforcement officers and agencies are helping to talk to communities about secure gun storage. Be SMART has partnered with law enforcement across the country in an effort to help raise awareness around gun safety. Police officers care about the safety of their community, and they have taken powerful measures to show their commitment to secure gun storage. Some examples include:
- In Bexar County, Texas, city officials invested $40,000 into a public awareness campaign about responsible gun storage.
- The Chief of Police of the Cedar Hill Police Department in Texas created a gun safety video.
- In Illinois, St. Charles District 303 partnered with the St. Charles Police, along with Be SMART volunteers, to host a bi-lingual Be SMART presentation. To view the presentations, visit d303.org/safety-security
- Duluth Law Enforcement in Minnesota partnered with Be SMART to hand out free gun locks to their local community.
- Also, in Minnesota, the Woodbury Police Department handed out Be SMART materials to all new gun permit applicants.
- The Marion County Sheriff’s Office collaborated with the Indianapolis Public Library, and Be SMART volunteers, to deliver gun locks and distribute Be SMART information.
- In Oklahoma, the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training have used Be SMART resources in their officer training program.
- Police departments in Indiana, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, Philadelphia, and Washington have helped to distribute Be SMART materials throughout their local communities.
Other law enforcement agencies that are helping to share the Be SMART message include:
Tampa Police Department, Florida
Saint Charles Police Department, Illinois
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada
Ewing Police Department, New Jersey
Hoboken Police Department, New Jersey
Montclair (Essex County) Police Department, New Jersey
West Windsor Police Department, New Jersey
Kent Police Department, Ohio
City of Lakewood Police Department, Ohio
Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania
Town of Gaston Police Department, South Carolina
City of Sumter Police Department, South Carolina
Town of Swansea Police Department, South Carolina
Cedar Hill Police Department, Texas