North Miami, FL 12/05/2023
The North Miami Police Department has partnered with Project ChildSafe to launch a Public Safety initiative, aimed at promoting gun safety and protecting children and families. As part of this initiative, Project SafeChild has provided North Miami Police Department with 1000 safety kits containing gunlocks and educational brochures to be distributed. The North Miami Police Department will inform firearm owners about the benefits of applying a locking device on their firearm(s) and provide them with a Project ChildSafe safety kit.
The approaching holiday season yields time away from work and schools, and what should be a time of celebrations can quickly turn into tragedy for those quietly suffering, and little curiosity-seekers with extra time to explore their home. That is why the North Miami Police Department urges all City of North Miami households with firearms to take advantage of the opportunity to obtain a free gun lock. The hope is that recipients of the Project SafeChild safety kit, spread the word, encouraging and empowering others to help prevent accidents, especially in households where children are present.
Gun locks are easy to use and can provide extra security for firearm owners. This simple yet effective way to secure firearms, particularly semi-automatic pistols, can be obtained free while supplies last, by simply visiting the North Miami Police Department and requesting one.
To get yours visit the North Miami Police Department, located at 700 NE 124 St. North Miami, FL 33161. Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
Major Kessler Brooks
About the City of North Miami
North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).