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Palo Alto Police Department - Palo Alto - 275 Forest Avenue

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Palo Alto Police Department

275 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94301
(650) 329-2406

Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sat and Sun: Closed

Accepts surrendered firearms and weapons. When surrendering a firearm or weapon, please leave in locked vehicle and approach the front desk for further direction. Accepts medications. For medication disposal, there is a labeled medicine bin in the lobby. No sharps please. Dead Animal Pickup upon request.

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Medications Accepts medications and controlled substances.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Safe Disposal
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