The Wilmette Police Department is dedicated to promoting safe firearm practices. Please see below for programs offered to residents within the Village related to firearm safety. Click here to watch the presentation from Village Manager Michael Braiman and Police Chief Kyle Murphy to the Village Board at their meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Click here for the presentation materials.
|Temporary Safe Storage||Firearm and Ammunition Disposal|
|If residents wish to temporarily remove firearms or ammunition from their homes for any reason, the Wilmette Police will store them at no cost. No appointment is necessary. If these items cannot be transported legally and safely to the Police Department an Officer will respond to assist.||The Wilmette Police will accept unwanted firearms and ammunition from residents for destruction. Unloaded firearms and ammunition can be brought to the Police Department for destruction anytime. If these items cannot be transported legally and safely to the Police Department an Officer will respond to assist.|
|Firearm Restraining Order Act||Gun Locks|
|When there is evidence that an individual is a danger to themselves or others, this Act allows family and household members to petition the Court to remove that individual’s legal access to firearms. The Wilmette Police will assist residents in these special cases and provide firearm storage at no cost.
|The Wilmette Police has long partnered with Project Child Safe, a public safety campaign aimed at educating parents and families on gun safety and promoting responsible safe storage practices. The Wilmette Police offer free cable locks to gun owners which are available at the front desk of the Police Department. For more information on Project Child Safe and education resources, visit their website at projectchildsafe.org.
|Safe Storage of Firearms|
|The Wilmette Police Department has partnered with Be Smart to help promote the safe storage of weapons and keep children and communities safer. The Wilmette Police encourages responsible storage of firearms. To prevent accidents or theft of weapons, the recommended storage practice is to keep firearms unloaded in a mounted gun safe separate from ammunition. For more information on Be Smart and education resources, visit their website at besmartforkids.org.|
In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.