Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent Police Service.

New training and technology is to thank for an increase in gun seizures in Chatham-Kent this year.

Police say 381 weapons were processed last year, more than double of the total from 2017.

258lbs of ammunition was processed, 91 large weapons like swords and shotguns and another 169 knives and handguns.

The biggest category by far though was 105 pellet guns, pistols and replica firearms.

Police say a voluntary gun amnesty program also collected 50 firearms this year.