Outer Cape Voluntary Gun Buy-Back Program

May 4th to May 13th
(Pixabay photo)

The following announcement is courtesy of the Orleans Police Department:

Outer-Cape Voluntary Gun Buy Back Program
Sponsored by the Towns of 
Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown

The Outer Cape Police Departments will be participating in a voluntary gun buy back program from Saturday May 4th through Monday May 13th. 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
Ace 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 04 Provincetown PD
Sunday May 05 Truro PD
Monday May 06 Wellfleet PD
Tuesday May 07 Eastham PD
Wednesday May 08 Wellfleet PD
Thursday May 09 Orleans PD
Friday May 10 Orleans PD
Saturday May 11 Eastham PD
Sunday May 12 Truro PD
Monday May 13 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.

Informational Fact Sheet
Points of Contact:

Orleans Police Department
Lieutenant Kevin Higgins, [email protected] (508) 255-0117

Eastham Police Department
Sergeant Adam Bohannon, [email protected] (508) 255-0551

Wellfleet Police Department
Detective Geraldine LaPense, [email protected] (508) 349-3702

Truro Police Department
Lieutenant Craig Danziger, [email protected] (508) 487-8730

Provincetown Police Department
Detective Rich Alves, [email protected] (508) 487-1212

Wellfleet Volunteer
Lydia Vivante, [email protected] (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.
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• 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.

Guns Turned In (various amounts of ammo are turned in yearly)
2013 24
2014 12
2015 14
2016 04
2017 07
2018 13


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