The Sun Prairie Police Department is offering free cable gun locks to residents.
In a news release, the department said that the number one cause of violent death in Dane County is suicide.
“We lose 50-70 people each year to suicide and many of these deaths could be prevented by the use of gun locks, which create a safer environment by giving people in crisis an opportunity to reflect and not make an impulsive decision,” said Chief of Police Patrick Anhalt in a statement.
The police department is offering locks for pickup at the following locations: City Hall Police Department, the Westside Community Building Police Department, the Sun Prairie Public Library, and the School District Office on Bird Street.
No identification or additional information are required, according to the statement.