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Posted on: April 13, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Police to offer firearm safety class


The James City County Police Department will offer three free firearm safety classes to the public. Each one session class will cover basic safety, handling, storage and basic laws related to carrying a concealed handgun in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The class does not include hands-on training and personal firearms should be left at home in a secure location. A certificate of attendance will be provided to attendees.

The first class will be held in conjunction with the Kingsmill Police Department on Thursday, April 23 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Wareham’s Pond Recreation Center, 175 Wareham’s Pond Rd.

Additional classes will be held on May 11 and May 26 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Center, 4600 Opportunity Way.

Due to the popularity of the class, pre-registration is required as class size is limited. Contact Master Officer Alan McDowell at 757-603-6026 to register.

Grant funding received from the National Rifle Association Foundation and Project ChildSafe was used to purchase class materials and gunlocks for this free class.

Media Contact: Stephanie Williams, Spokesperson

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