Project Safe Neighborhood

Law officers in one eastern Carolina county went door-to-door Thursday evening talking to residents about gun laws and crime prevention.

Project Safe Neighborhood took place in the Pitt County community of Falkland. Law officers handed out packets of information that included a magnet with a list of emergency numbers for the Pitt County Sheriff's Office, pamphlets on what to do when crime happens, and a list of gun laws in North Carolina.

Pitt County Sheriff's Office Chief James Tripp says gun laws are the primary focus of Project Safe Neighborhood. He says that's because gun crimes amount the majority of crimes each year. "A lot of people do not know about the gun laws and how much trouble one can get in being a convicted felon. And, also possessing ammo and being convicted."

Chief Tripp says Thursday evening marked the third year for the Project Safe Neighborhood program.

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