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Monday 10 August, 2020

Griffith warns against paying bribes for FULs

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is advising against paying anyone, including police officers, to secure a Firearm User’s License (FUL) as this will not assist in fast-tracking the application.

That's according to a statement issued by the Police Service on Thursday.

According to the release, the top cop has been made aware that numerous people have claimed to know certain senior police officers, who have promised to assist them in securing their FULs.

"... there are those who have been claiming to have ‘good’ links in the FUL Department of the TTPS or links with senior officers. Commissioner Griffith wishes to again clarify that the Firearms Section and the Office of Commissioner of Police adhere to a strict process for approving and issuing FULs," it noted.

The TTPS recalled that approximately 423 applications were approved for the period August 2017 to July 2018. Meanwhile, between August 2018 to present, 1887 FUL applications have been approved.

"There are still several hundreds outstanding, however the process to evaluate applications remains a priority and is ongoing," the statement ended. 

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