Top CoP: do not pay for FULs

Date: 
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 13:00

Commissioner of Police (CoP) Gary Griffith is advising persons against paying anyone—including police officers—to secure a Firearm User’s License (FUL).

The top cop says that will not in any way assist in fast tracking their application.

In an official statement, Commissioner  Griffith says he has learnt that numerous  people  claiming  to  know  certain  senior  police officers, who  have made  promises  to assist them in securing their FULs. 

The CoP says there are people claiming to have ‘good’ links in the FUL Department of the TTPS or links with senior officers.

In the release, Commissioner Griffith sought to clarify  that  the  Firearms Section  and the Office of Commissioner of Police adhere to  a  strict process for approving and issuing FULs.

The top cop reports that for the period August 2017 to July 2018, approximately 423  applications were approved; and from  August 2018 to the present, some1,887 FUL applications have been approved.

There are still several hundred applications remain outstanding, but the Commissioner assures the process to evaluate applications remains a priority and is ongoing.

 

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