Firearm Amnesty Program

The Prince Albert Police Service continues to promote public safety and crime prevention through the safe handling and management of unwanted firearms and/or ammunition. The Prince Albert Police Service accepts illegal or unwanted firearms, other weapons, or ammunition for safe disposal.

Residents wishing to voluntarily surrender their firearms for disposal must complete and sign the waiver form, which can be downloaded by clicking here, agreeing to relinquish the firearm. Residents should not bring their firearms to the police station, and must call ahead to arrange a pickup time. Residents will also be asked questions about the history of the firearm prior to pickup, for example, whether it was obtained through a family member or as part of an estate.

Residents are encouraged to call the non-emergency line at 306-953-4222 to arrange for pickup. Residents should ensure all related paperwork or documentation is included when arranging pick up.

Those who submit their firearms voluntarily through the program will not face criminal charges for having possession of an unauthorized firearm. However, surrendered firearms will be checked by police to ensure they have not been involved in any criminal investigations, in which case, charges may be pursued.

Immunity from prosecution will not apply to those persons who, when detained or arrested, are found to be in possession of a weapon; nor will it apply if it is determined that a firearm or another weapon has been used for a criminal purpose, or obtained through a criminal act.

In addition to its own program, the Prince Albert Police Service has participated previously in gun amnesty initiatives organized through the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police (SACP) and will continue to support province-wide campaigns aimed at reducing the number of firearms being used illegally in our community.

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