A Press Conference was held this morning at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy regarding the Gun Buyback Amnesty Program which occurred this past Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, 2013. A Fact Sheet and photographs from the event are included with this release.
After the Press Conference Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp stated, “I am extremely pleased with the results of the Gun Buyback Amnesty Program. A great deal of effort went into this event. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and its partners took 600 potentially dangerous firearms off the streets of Morris County.”
Acting Prosecutor Knapp continued to state, “I would personally like to thank Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa for his leadership and support with regard to our program. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and our partners are extremely gratified that the Attorney General has taken such an interest in this issue.”
Morris County Chief of Investigations William Schievella added, “This operation demonstrated, once again, the great success that can be achieved when law enforcement agencies act in collaboration with each other in their continuing efforts to protect the citizens of Morris County,”
Once again, Acting Prosecutor Knapp thanks the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Morris County CrimeStoppers Commissioners, the Morris County Park Police, the Madison Police Department, Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, St. Paul Inside the Walls, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, the Morristown Police Department, the Florham Park Police Department, the Morris Plains Police Department and the Morris Area Clergy Council.
Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor/SDAG Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or [email protected].