Outer-Cape PDs sponsor voluntary gun buy back program

– The Outer Cape Police Departments will be participating in a voluntary gun buy back program from Saturday May 5th through Monday May 14th. Turn in times will be 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

We would like to thank Lydia Vivante for working with the below business and enlisting their support for this effort.

Shaw’s Market
Stop & Shop
Main Street Books, Orleans
True Value Hardware, Orleans
Bird Watcher’s General Store, Orleans
Willy’s Gym, Eastham
Wellfleet’s Farmers Market, Wellfleet
Wellfleet Marketplace, Wellfleet
Atlantic Spice Company, Truro
Conwell Lumber, Provincetown
Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch, Provincetown

We are still accepting donations and anyone looking to assist should reach out to Lydia Vivante

Schedule is as follows (8:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Day Date Location

Saturday May 05 Provincetown PD
Sunday May 06 Truro PD
Monday May 07 Wellfleet PD
Tuesday May 08 Eastham PD
Wednesday May 09 Wellfleet PD
Thursday May 10 Orleans PD
Friday May 11 Orleans PD
Saturday May 12 Eastham PD
Sunday May 13 Truro PD
Monday May 14 Provincetown PD

It is our hope to make this a yearly event

Please feel reach out to the contact people identified below or the respective Police Chiefs if you have any questions.

Points of Contact:
Orleans Police Department-Lieutenant Kevin Higgins, khiggins@orleanspd.com (508) 255-0117

Eastham Police Department-Sergeant Adam Bohannon, abohannon@eastham-ma.gov (508) 255-0551

Wellfleet Police Department-Detective Geraldine LaPense, geraldine.lapennse@wellfleet-ma.gov (508) 349-3702

Truro Police Department-Chief Craig Danziger, danziger@truropolice.com (508) 487-8730

Provincetown Police Department-Detective Rich Alves, ralves@provincetown-ma.gov (508) 487-1212

Wellfleet Volunteer: Lydia Vivante, vivantelydia@gmail.com (508) 349-6619

Gift donations may be dropped off at any of the Outer-Cape Police Departments or to request a pick-up contact Lydia Vivante directly.

  • We anticipate that most guns turned in will likely come from ‘next of kin’ (persons who have inherited guns from a family member). Each unwanted gun turned in is valuable towards our public safety efforts.
  • Guns collected during this program will be delivered to the Massachusetts State Police and destroyed.
  • We will attempt to identify any antique, rare, or highly collectible guns and inform the person that it may have potential value. Area merchants may be able to help determine the value of the collectible gun.
  • Any unused gift cards, gift certificates, and/or goods donated will be reserved for a future gun turn-in program or returned to the donor upon request.

Year Guns Turned In (various amounts of ammo are turned in yearly)
2013 24
2014 12
2015 14
2016 04
2017 07

Media release furnished by Outer Cape Police Departments

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