If we are to build a Gun Safe Memphis, it is going to take all of us, and one place to start is to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.

In just the first six months of 2022, thieves have stolen more than 1,000 guns from vehicles in Memphis.

That is three times the typical number stolen in an entire year as little as a decade ago.

Thursday, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy John Myers demonstrated how to use gun locks and gun safes properly.

You can buy vehicle gun safes at many stores, like big-box stores, and online. Myers showed one model that fits in your car’s center console, and has a keypad to open it.

Gun safes also are available for your home, and there are more options: trigger locks, cable locks and even a simple padlock can keep your gun secure.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office also gives away free gun locks. Call (901)222-5937 to get one.

Before putting any lock on your gun, first make sure it is safe and empty, Myers said. See the video above for a demonstration of how to install a lock on a handgun.

Memphis Police provides gun locks for residents on request. Memphis Police have said they keep a supply of gun lock available at all precincts.

All you have to do is call or visit a Memphis Police Department Precinct and ask the desk officer for a gun lock.

MPD reminds gun owners to keep their guns stored in a safe place, use a gun safe or lock, record your serial numbers and never leave your gun in a vehicle.

Below, is a list of Memphis Police Precincts, their addresses and contact numbers.

Memphis Police provides gun locks for residents on request. Memphis Police have said they keep a supply of gun lock available at all precincts.

All you have to do is call or visit a Memphis Police Department Precinct and ask the desk officer for a gun lock.

MPD reminds gun owners to keep their guns stored in a safe place, use a gun safe or lock, record your serial numbers and never leave your gun in a vehicle.

Below, is a list of Memphis Police Precincts, their addresses and contact numbers.

Airways Station
2234 Truitt
901-636-4800

Appling Farms Station
6850 Appling Farms Parkway
901-636-4400

Crump Station
949 Crump Blvd.
901-636-4600

Mt. Moriah Station
2602 Mt. Moriah
901-636-4818

North Main Station
444 N. Main St.
901-636-4099

Raines Station
791 Raines Rd
901-636-4599

Ridgeway Station
3840 Ridgeway Road
901-636-4531

Old Allen Station
3633 Allen Road
901-636-3000

Tillman Station
426 Tillman
901-636-3000