The county is offering free gun locks at its headquarters on Fifth Street Extended. People can come in and pick them up from the box in the main lobby. It's an initiative the department has been doing for seven years.
Sergeant Darrell Byers with the Albemarle County Police Department said, "That's one of the things that we want to put out there, is just lock your guns. Keep your firearms in a safe place where kids cannot get a hold of them."
The gun lock initiative is part of a national program developed by Project ChildSafe.
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