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Special Projects

The Worcester Police Department is currently associated with several community related projects such as:

Goods for Guns

Saturday, December 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WPD Headquarters, 9-11 Lincoln Street

A gun in the home is 22 times more likely to kill a family member or friend than to kill an intruder. With gun ownership comes the responsibility of storing guns locked, unloaded and inaccessible to kids. If this is not something you can do, let us dispose of the firearm for you by participating in "Goods for Guns."

Turn in your operable gun and receive:

  • Semi-automatic weapon: $75 gift certificate to a local merchant.
  • Handgun: $50 gift certificate to a local merchant.
  • Long gun: $25 gift certificate to a local merchant.
  • Free gun locks, even if you aren't turning in a gun.

Note: All guns must be brought unloaded and wrapped in a bag. Questions: call (508) 799-8531.

Firearm Removal Program

Citizens of Worcester may have old, unused or unwanted firearms in their residence that they would like to have removed by a trained professional. If this applies to you, please contact Detective James Heffernan at (508) 799-8651 to arrange a removal of unwanted firearms.


The affected program is a youth leadership and empowerment campaign developed by the Worcester Police and the Worcester Public Schools with funding from the Safe Schools Health Students Grant Initiative. To learn more, visit the Affected website.

Give Kids a Fightin' Chance

On May 1, 2003 the Worcester Police Gang Unit Boxing Program hosted the first annual "Give Kids a Fightin' Chance" Charity Boxing Event. The success of the event far exceeded our expectations, but the real winners were the deserving kids of the Boys & Girls Club. To learn more, visit the Give Kids a Fightin' Chance website.

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