Please don't bring firearms to the North Vancouver RCMP

North Vancouver

2020-05-08 10:38 PDT

The Government of Canada’s new prohibition on certain firearms and devices has prompted the North Vancouver RCMP to issue a public request: "If you plan to relinquish a firearm, please do not bring it to us," said Sgt. Peter DeVries of the north Vancouver RCMP.

"Just take a moment to picture that," he said. "Of course you have no bad intentions, but we won't know that. All we'll see is a person we don't know, walking up to the front doors of the Detachment carrying a rifle."

Under no circumstances should anyone bring a firearm into a police station. Instead, call the police non-emergency line at (604) 985-1311, and make a report. An officer will be dispatched, and will come to retrieve the gun from you. "When officers do arrive to collect the firearm, don't bring it to the door," he said. "Leave it in its secure storage and let the officer ensure it's unloaded and safe to transport."

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Sgt. Peter DeVries

Media Relations Officer
North Vancouver RCMP
nvan.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
147 East 14th St, North Van., BC, V7L 2N4
Office: 604-969-7561
Cell: 604-363-5584
Fax: 604-969-7587

Email: peter.devries@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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