STAFFORD - On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the Stafford Township Police Department will be hosting a "Gun Take Back" event in cooperation with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.  Representatives from both agencies will be at Stafford Police Headquarters, 260 E. Bay Ave., Manahawkin NJ, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to assist residents. 

This program is not an amnesty program or a buy back program, but more to assist residents with firearms they wish to dispose of, i.e. they've inherited from deceased relatives or no longer wish to own.  

All firearms must be turned in UNLOADED and in safe condition. 

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Complete background checks will be completed on ALL weapons during processing.  Anyone turning in firearms will also need to have proper identification.  Residents participating are asked to park on the east side (Town Hall side) of the municipal building where they will see signs directing them where to proceed. 

Any questions, please contact Officer Christopher Fritz at or at (609) 597-1189 x8406.