Sacto 9-1-1
December 12, 2012
Sheriff's Department outllnes procedure for turning in guns

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is advising residents of the proper procedures for turning over firearms to a law enforcement agency.

Anyone wishing to bring a gun to one of the Sheriff's Department's facilities must adhere to the guidelines:

• Leave the firearm unloaded in a locked vehicle while contacting sheriff's personnel in the facility.

• Provided there is sufficient staffing at the facility, a department employee will escort the person in possession of the gun to the vehicle to retrieve the firearm.

• The person delivering the firearm must have valid California identification and will be subject to a records check to ensure that his or her possession of a the weapon is not in violation of the law, which could subject the individual to arrest.

Authorities said the policy allows for registered or unregistered weapons to be retained by the Sheriff's Department. The person turning in the firearm will be given a property receipt to be retained as evidence of having relinquished the weapon.

Weapons may be turned in at the Sheriff's Department headquarters, 711 G St., in Sacramento; at the North Division station, 5510 Garfield Ave.; the Central Division station, 7000 65th St.; or the Rancho Cordova Police Department, 2897 Kilgore Road. Weapons will be accepted between 9 a.m and 4 p.m., based on availability of department personnel at the time.

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