Firearms and weapons amnesty

The following is a Public Announcement from the Police Directorate:

St Helena Police will be holding their second Firearms Amnesty from Monday, 1 July, to Monday, 15 July 2019.

Acting Chief Inspector, Jonathan Thomas, said:

“There are times when a person or family innocently comes into possession of a firearm or ammunition and are unsure what to do with the items, thus retaining them to avoid getting into trouble. This is an opportunity to safely dispose of any of the items without any consequences.”

In addition to firearms and ammunition, the amnesty also extends to knives, other pointed bladed articles, crossbows, any ball bearing sling shots, or any imitating firearms, controlled energy devices (tasers) and pepper spray.

An amnesty bin will be placed at Police Headquarters and anyone wishing to dispose of such items can contact the Control Room Emergency Services for advice on telephone number: 22626 or email:

Notes to Editor:

Possession of a firearm, parts of a firearm or ammunition without a certificate is an offence.

St Helena Police held their last amnesty in September 2014. A total of 34 firearms were handed into the Police and disposed of.

27 June 2019


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Telephone: 22470