We are taking part in a national drive to reduce the number of firearms that are vulnerable to falling into criminal hands.
The campaign will run between November 13 and 26, during which members of the public will be encouraged to surrender any firearms in their possession to the police.
Hertfordshire remains one of the safest counties in the country and has little gun crime. However, this operation is being carried out in support of the national campaign, which along with other crime prevention initiatives, will contribute to making Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties safer places in which to live.
The campaign in Hertfordshire is mainly aimed at those who have firearms in their possession that are not licensed, either through inheritance, or that are otherwise unwanted.
If you have a firearm in your possession that you do not want contact the firearms surrender team on on the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number 101.
Specially trained officers will then arrange to come and collect the weapon, or advise you on how to apply for the required certificate. Alternatively you can arrange an appointment to bring the weapon to Hatfield Police Station to surrender it during the amnesty.
Members of the public can surrender any firearms, anonymously if they wish, without fear of prosecution for firearms licensing offences, so if you have an unwanted firearm this is the time to get rid of it.
If you own a firearm and would like to discuss applying for a certificate to enable you to continue to own it legally, please contact the firearms licensing team.