BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC Local 33) (FOX 44) — The Baton Rouge Mayor’s Office is teaming up with the East Baton Rouge Police Department and local organizations to provide free gun locks as a part of Project ChildSafe, an initiative aimed at keeping children safe from gun violence.

Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome made the announcement today alongside Chief Murphy Paul. Project ChildSafe Baton Rouge is in partnership with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and will be a year-long effort to help prevent firearm accidents, thefts and misuse. Officials agreed the best way to secure the weapons is to place them in a safe with gun locks.

“If people are more conscious of safely securing their firearms when they’re not in use, then accidents and the misuse of firearms will go down,” Chief Murphy Paul said.

The locks will be available Monday through Friday at BRPD headquarters.

Gun locks and firearm safety kits will be available at the following locations:

BRPD 1st District

4445 Plank Rd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70805


BRPD 3rd District

9000 Airline Hwy.

Baton Rouge, LA 70815


BRPD 5th District

201 North 3rd St.

Baton Rouge, LA 70801


Chaneyville Community Center

13211 Jackson Road

Zachary, LA 70791


BRPD 2nd District

2265 Highland Rd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70802


BRPD 4th District

8227 Scenic Hwy.

Baton Rouge, LA 70807


Beacon Light Baptist Church

7513 Prescott Rd,

Baton Rouge, LA 70812


MLK Community Center

4000 Gus Young Avenue

Baton Rouge, LA 70802


Charles R. Kelly Community Center

3535 Riley Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70805