Friday, June 15, 2012

Gun Buy Back is Now 24/7

BRONX, NEW YORK, June 15- The NYPD Community Affairs Bureau would like to ensure all citizens are aware of a critical program to take guns off the streets and to make our community a safer place.

The Cash for Guns Program is a program in which the New York City Police Department will pay $100 to any individual (excluding active law enforcement personnel and gun dealers) who present any handgun that is in apparent operative condition to any police precinct, transit district or housing police service area (PSA). To date over 6,000 deadly firearms have been surrendered since the program’s inception.

Qualifying weapons include: revolvers, semiautomatic and automatic pistols, sawed-off shotguns, or assault weapons. Weapons that do not qualify will be taken under the Cash for Guns Program, but will not qualify for the cash payment. An individual may surrender more than three weapons, but cash reimbursement will only be made for a maximum of a total of three weapons. 

Any individual turning in a qualifying weapon may do so at any police precinct, transit district or housing PSA, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. No questions asked and no identification will be required, as the identity of all individuals will remain anonymous.  While you may surrender the weapon at any of the above locations, cash payments will be made only from the following Patrol Borough Cash for Guns Central

Locations upon surrendering weapons:
Manhattan South: 7th Precinct, 19½ Pitt Street, New York, NY 10013

Manhattan North: 26
th Precinct, 520 West 126th Street, New York, NY 10027   
Bronx: 48th Precinct, 450 Cross Island Expressway, Bronx, NY 10457                                                     
Brooklyn South: 61st Precinct, 2575 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11223                     
Brooklyn North: 90th Precinct, 211 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Queens South: 107th Precinct, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, NY 11365                                                      
Queens North: 112th Precinct, 68-40 Austin Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375                                                
Staten Island: 78 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

For more information on this, or any of the other programs we offer, as part of our ongoing mission of “Police and Community Working Together” please call our office at 646-610-5323, or visit us online at

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