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Ag CoP says firearms permit section operational

Act­ing Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Mc Don­ald Ja­cob says op­er­a­tions at the firearms per­mit sec­tion have not stopped. In a press re­lease is­sued to­day, the TTPS stat­ed that the sec­tion is ac­tive­ly ac­cept­ing and he is ap­prov­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for Firearm User’s Li­cences, and as such du­ly qual­i­fied per­sons are wel­come to ap­ply.

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The fol­low­ing is a press re­lease from TTPS

Act­ing Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Mc Don­ald Ja­cob says op­er­a­tions at the firearms per­mit sec­tion have not stopped. In a press re­lease from the TTPS, the sec­tion is ac­tive­ly ac­cept­ing and he is ap­prov­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for Firearm User’s Li­cences, and as such du­ly qual­i­fied per­sons are wel­come to ap­ply.  

The fol­low­ing is a press re­lease from the TTPS: Act­ing Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice, Mc Don­ald Ja­cob would like to in­form the pub­lic that op­er­a­tions at the Firearms Per­mit Sec­tion, have not ceased. He fur­ther stat­ed that the sec­tion is ac­tive­ly ac­cept­ing and he is ap­prov­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for Firearm User’s Li­cences, and as such du­ly qual­i­fied per­sons are wel­come to ap­ply.  

The Act­ing Com­mis­sion­er al­so stat­ed that since 2015 soft­ware was pur­chased by the Trinidad and To­ba­go Po­lice Ser­vice (TTPS) to in­crease ef­fi­cien­cy at the Firearm Sec­tion, and to pro­vide swift ser­vice to per­sons de­sirous of ob­tain­ing their Firearm User’s Li­cence. 

The full util­i­sa­tion of the soft­ware would have en­abled the sec­tion to be com­plete­ly digi­tised, in an at­tempt to shift from the cur­rent out­dat­ed man­u­al sys­tem. How­ev­er, this process of digi­ti­sa­tion was stymied by for­mer em­ploy­ees of the Firearms Sec­tion, who failed to use the soft­ware, and con­tin­ued man­u­al op­er­a­tions, which fa­cil­i­tat­ed a host of cor­rupt prac­tices.  

Af­ter re­ceiv­ing sev­er­al re­ports, in­ves­ti­ga­tions were ini­ti­at­ed by Act­ing Com­mis­sion­er Ja­cob in Oc­to­ber 2021. Sev­er­al per­sons in­clud­ing po­lice of­fi­cers have since been charged for a se­ries of of­fences rang­ing from Mis­be­hav­iour in Pub­lic Of­fice and Ap­prov­ing Vari­a­tion of Firearm User’s Li­cences With­out Law­ful Au­thor­i­ty. 

Ad­di­tion­al­ly, pur­suant to the Firearms Act chap­ter 16:01, pro­vi­sions are on­ly made by law for the use of the Firearms Li­cence Book­let by Firearm User’s Li­cence hold­ers in Trinidad and To­ba­go. Act­ing CoP Ja­cob stat­ed, “Whilst the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Firearm Cards was a step in the right di­rec­tion, the is­suance of the cards as a re­place­ment for the book­let was un­law­ful.  

I am mak­ing ef­forts to cause the law to be amend­ed where­by Firearm Cards can be used in lieu of the book­let”. Act­ing Com­mis­sion­er Ja­cob would like to re­as­sure mem­bers of the pub­lic that the TTPS is com­mit­ted to the fight against crime and recog­nis­es the need for each cit­i­zen to feel safe and se­cure. He al­so ad­vised that of­fi­cers of the sec­tion are work­ing fever­ish­ly to have the pre­scribed soft­ware ful­ly utilised, which would al­low ap­pli­ca­tions to be processed with­out de­lay. 

 

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