National Safety Month
Since 2014, the Board of Commissioners has honored National Safety Month in June by promoting safe firearm storage. Safely storing firearms helps to prevent suicide, tragic accidents and gun violence. The Board partners with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office to organize an annual gun safety lock giveaway. Trigger locks donated by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Project ChildSafe are distributed to local police departments across the county, who provide the locks to the public free of charge. To obtain a free trigger lock, contact your local police department.
Launched in 2016, the Board of Commissioners' Lock-It-Up Oakland program aims to reduce the threat of accidental deaths and crimes committed with stolen firearms by raising awareness about the benefits of safe firearm storage. Through this initiative, the Board worked with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office to develop partnerships with local retailers willing to provide discounts on products promoting safe firearm storage.