Rockland County is set to kick off a new gun safety program on Friday, with free firearms cable locks being distributed through the Rockland County Sheriff's Department and the County Clerk's Office.
The effort is a result of a measure approved by the Rockland County Legislature.
Here's how the program is set to work:
- Cable locks will be provided to Rockland County residents free-of-charge, on a first come, first received basis at the Sheriff's Headquarters, 55 New Hempstead Road, New City. As about the cable locks at the police desk at the main entrance.
- There is a limit of four cable locks per household.
- Persons seeking locks will be asked to complete a voluntary basic information form. If a person chooses not to complete the form, they must display visual proof of Rockland County residency to the issuing officer.
- If requested and if time permits, the issuing officer will explain how to install the cable lock on a firearm.
The Rockland County Clerk’s Office at the Rockland County Courthouse in New City has also been provided with cable lock devices. They will be participating in this distribution program as pistol permit amendment applications are processed at that office.