Lock It, Everett; A Mayoral Directive

Bonnie Johnson - Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Lock It, Everett; A Mayoral Directive

For those of you who follow the Everett Post, but perhaps not our radio stations, maybe you haven’t heard the commercials we’ve been airing on Gun Safety. The City and the Mayor have been partnering for this initiative. Here’s a full press release from the City:

The City of Everett is launching a firearm safety campaign to coincide with National Safety Month this June. ‘Lock It Everett’ urges current and future gun owners to educate themselves on proper storage and safety procedures for their firearms.

More than 100 firearms were stolen in Everett in 2017. These guns often end up on the streets, where they can be used in crimes. The Everett Police Department and the City of Everett encourage gun owners to take advantage of free gun locks provided at the north and south precincts.

“We are working multiple angles to address these issues,” said Dan Templeman, Everett Police Chief. “Through this campaign, we hope our community members will take steps to secure their firearms and help spread the message about the importance of safe, secure gun storage.”

This campaign is one of the initiatives in Mayor Cassie Franklin’s directive addressing youth and gun violence and gang activity in the City.

“The safety and wellbeing of all of our residents is a top priority for me and for our community,” said Franklin. “It’s critical that we all work to keep guns with their rightful owners and out of the hands of individuals committing crimes – especially our teens and young adults.”

The Everett Police Department is leading this campaign with support from City staff and a representative from the Snohomish Health District. Everett Police has partnered with gun retailers from around the city to help share the message.

Free gun locks are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday:

North Precinct: 3002 Wetmore Ave.

South Precinct: 1121 SE Everett Mall Way Suite 100

More information and resources can be found at everettwa.gov/lockit. Learn about all of Franklin’s directives at www.everettwa.gov/mayoralpriorities.

 

 


Tags

Weather Everett Community College Mount Vernon Arlington History Sky Valley Lineup Nascar Kayla Lemmon Startup Interview Compass Health Building Communities of Hope Gabe Maggio Edmonds Batman Broadway Casino Road Initiative racing Mayor Cassie Franklin Coastal Community Bank IPO skagit rodeo community polygraph Cascade Bicycle Club Carl Gibson Senior Center Monroe Arts soccer Ana Perdomo WW2 Tankfest Popcorn in the Park Granite Falls Team USA Smoke alarms Boating Everett Metro Plan Jet City ronald mcdonald house Everett Fire Department Rotary of Port Pardner Everett High School Gym Legion Park Glacier Peak country music Jacob Hilkin Cassie Franklin Nathan Senff Legion wildlife Snohomish County PUD Jim Creek biking Boating Season Flying Heritage Archery JJ Harrison Paine Field Aviation Day Lakewood Bayside Bikes Health Legion Bluff La Conner Memorial Day Marysville Fire Department ChildStrive Rucker band Navy Everett Historic Theatre Lake Stevens Harry Potter USS Sampson Habitat for Humanity Monte Cristo Maury Eskenazi Lowell Dagmar's Marina USO Marysville Getchell Girls on the Run Snohomish Tim Hunter Beer and wine WSDOT Kla Ha Ya Days Everett Leonard J. Martin Silver Lake, Washington Marvel Everett Police Department Funko DC Everett Naval Base Elders Highway 2 Trestle Olympics Everett PD Recruitment DUI Show USS Ralph Johnson Boeing Paine Field fire Washington State University Everett Library Marysville Rotary of Arlington auction Skagit County News Snohomish Rotary of Port Gardner Everett News KRKO Darrington Everett Transit Bethany Grand Opening Marysville Pilchuck Students Ellensburg rodeo

Archive