The Heritage Creek Police Department partners with Project ChildSafe and the
National Shooting Sports Foundation to Promote "S.A.F.E. Summer across America"
Heritage Creek, Kentucky, June 26, 2014 - The Heritage Creek Police Department
today announced it is partnering with Project ChildSafe and the National
Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) to promote the "S.A.F.E. Summer Across
America" campaign. The campaign will focus attention on the importance of safe
firearm storage, particularly while children are home from school and more likely
to be unattended.
NSSF is implementing S.A.F.E. Summer to further spread the message of Project
ChildSafe and help prevent firearm accidents, theft and misuse. "S.A.F.E."
serves as an acronym for Store your firearms responsibly when not in use; Be
Aware of those around you who should not have unauthorized access to guns; Focus
on your responsibility as a firearm owner and Educate yourself and others about
safe firearm handling and storage. The effort is focused on providing education
and tools that helps gun owners take responsible action to keep their families
and communities safer.
"If you own a firearm, respect it and secure it," said Almon Perry, Chief of
Police of the Heritage Creek Police Department. "Proper storage is the number
one way to help prevent firearm accidents in the home; it has an instant effect
in making homes and communities safer, and saves lives."
In addition to the Heritage Creek Police Department, NSSF is working in
partnership with local law enforcement agencies throughout the nation to
distribute safety kits, including a gun lock, to firearms owners throughout the
U.S. as part of the S.A.F.E. Summer Across America campaign. Educational
materials and resources are also available through the Project ChildSafe
) website and social media, with tips on safe firearm
storage, brochures, and information on the variety of safe storage options
NSSF launched Project ChildSafe in 1998 (prior to 2003 the program was called
Project HomeSafe) as a nationwide initiative to promote firearms responsibility
and provide safety education to all gun owners. While children are a focus,
Project ChildSafe is intended to help young people and adults practice greater
firearm safety in the home. The program has provided more than 36 million free
firearm safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and five U.S. territories.
That's in addition to the more than 60 million free locking devices
manufacturers have included with new firearms sold since 1998 and continue to do
Project ChildSafe was originally supported by federal grants provided by the
U.S. Department of Justice. Since 2008, when this funding was cut, the firearms
manufacturing industry has solely funded the Project ChildSafe program through
the members of NSSF.
The Heritage Creek Police Department has a limited number of FREE gun locks for our residents.
Please stop by city hall and receive your FREE gun lock today. Lets keep gun safety always
in mind by keeping them secure.
Chief A. Perry
The Heritage Creek Police Department is proud to announce that they have become equipped with two First
HeartStart AEDs. This new equipment will allow us to quickly respond on medical emergencies that involve
a heart attack. As of Janaury 22, 2014 all officers assigned to the police department became certified in
CPR, AED and basic First Aid from an accredited CPR instructor.