National Safety Month
On June 19, 2018, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office and Oakland County Health Division, held a press conference to promote gun and school safety and announce the launch of the new Oakland County School Safety resources webpage. You can watch the full press conference here or learn more from the recap blog.
Gun Lock Giveaway
Since 2014, the Board of Commissioners has honored National Safety Month in June by promoting safe firearm storage to help 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's (NSSF) Project ChildSafe are distributed to local police departments (current list here) across the county, who provide them to the public.
Launched in 2016, the Lock-it-up Oakland program aims to reduce the threat of accidental deaths and crimes committed with stolen firearms, and to build public awareness about the benefits of safe firearm storage. Through this initiative, the Board of Commissioners' Study Group on Gun Violence and the Oakland County Sheriff's Office worked together to develop partnerships with local retailers willing to provide discounts on products promoting safe firearm storage. Please visit the Lock-It-Up Oakland website for more information.
Study Group on Gun Violence
The Oakland County Board of Commissioners' Study Group on Gun Violence is a bipartisan effort to address gun violence issues in Oakland County and to raise public awareness about gun safety and related legislation.
Members: Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Marcia Gershenson, Janet Jackson, Michael Spisz and Tom J. Berman