Surrey: Surrey RCMP has recently completed the “Safe City” project, which was aimed at educating firearms owners on current laws surrounding the registration requirements for restricted and prohibited firearms.
Between April 4th and April 22nd, police officers from the Surrey RCMP, supported by the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST) and Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU – BC), visited the owners of restricted and prohibited firearms whose registrations had expired.
During the project over 500 firearms and 3,000 rounds of ammunition were turned over to the Surrey RCMP with the vast majority of owners requesting that police safeguard their firearms while they complete the proper requirements needed to re-register their firearms. Approximately 50 unwanted firearms were turned over to officers and ownership relinquished to police.
“This project contributed to our overall goal of improving public and officer safety and reducing the number of unregistered firearms in Surrey, “ says Assistant Commissioner Fordy.