Cleveland police to host gun buyback

Posted at 2:59 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 14:59:55-04

The Cleveland Police Department will hold their annual gun buyback program this month.

The buyback will take place on Oct. 21, starting at 9 a.m. at the Third District police station, 4501 Chester Ave.

Anyone bringing in a firearm is eligible for a gift card valued at $100 for handguns and $200 for semi-automatic rifles.

Anyone wanting to participate should adhere to the following guidelines:

Weapons should be in working order.

They must be unloaded, placed inside a clear plastic bag and then placed in another bag such as a backpack.

Pack ammunition separately.  Transport unloaded and properly bagged weapons inside the trunk of your car.

Officers will check to make sure the weapons are in working order.  Non-semi-automatic rifles and shotguns can be turned in but they will not be eligible for a gift card.