The Hazlet Township Police Department acknowledges gun ownership is a huge responsibility. We have partnered with the Be SMART campaign to raise awareness that secure gun storage—storing guns locked, unloaded and separate from ammunition—can save children’s lives. Be SMART emphasizes that it’s an adult responsibility to keep kids from accessing guns, and that every adult can play a role in keeping kids and communities safer.


What does it mean to be SMART?

S – Secure all firearms in your home and vehicle

M – Model responsible behavior around firearms

A – Ask about the presence of unsecured firearms in other homes

R – Recognize the role of firearms in suicide

T – Tell your peers to Be Smart!

More information about secure gun storage and the Be Smart campaign can be found here.