March 21 - April 10, 2022
An annual gun amnesty program to address gun violence in Saskatchewan kicked off this week. The 2022 Firearm Amnesty Program, a joint initiative between Saskatchewan RCMP, the provincial Ministry of Environment and municipal police services started on March 21, 2022.
People can surrender their unwanted firearms, replica or imitation firearms, ammunition and parts of firearms between March 21 and April 10. During that period, police will not pursue any charges in relation to the unauthorized possession of firearms that are surrendered. The firearms will be checked to determine if they are involved in any ongoing investigation, then destroyed.
People are encouraged to contact Estevan Police Service to make arrangements. Officers will pick up the firearms and ammunition from people’s homes. Please do not transport the firearms yourselves, as it presents a safety risk and could have criminal implications.
The amnesty period coincides with the launch of a campaign promoting firearms safety by the newly-created Saskatchewan Firearms Office. It promotes safe practices to prevent accidents and mitigate loss or theft.
Police in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Estevan, Weyburn, File Hills First Nations and Wilton are participating.
Also contact information for local RCMP detachments can be found online .
To contact Estevan Police Service please call 306-634-4767.