In the ongoing efforts to address public safety and decrease gun violence, the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department is working with the New York State Attorney General’s Office on a “Cash for Guns” program.
The New York State Attorney General’s Office with the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department will be conducting a Cash for Guns Program on Saturday March 29, 2014 from 10:00 am. until 1:00 pm. at the Public Safety Center located at 505 Main Street in the City of Poughkeepsie.
All guns must be unloaded and placed in a plastic or paper bag or a box. If the guns are transported in a car, they must be unloaded and in the trunk of the car and contained in a plastic or paper bag or a box. All firearms will be collected and the persons surrendering the firearm will be issued a debit card once the firearm is received and screened by the officers.
Persons can turn the guns in anonymously without giving their name if they wish.
Payments for firearms will be made in accordance with the type and condition of the firearm as follows:
- $25.00 for non-working or antique firearms;
- $50.00 for rifles and shotguns;
- $75.00 for handguns;
- $100.00 for assault weapons