Sheriff's Department part of Project ChildSafe

The Elk County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday afternoon announced the county's inclusion in the Project ChildSafe initiative.The directive is a nationwide program that promotes safe firearms handling and storage practices among all firearm owners through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm safety kits."It was approved for our county and it’s in conjunction with Penn State Cooperative Extension, they pointed us to where to go to apply for the grant," said Chief Deputy Sheriff Theresa Merritt. "In May we’re going to begin distribution in our office in addition to some of the programs that we do out in the community."