Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith. Photo: Azlan Mohammed
SINCE Gary Griffith was appointed Commissioner of Police in August of 2018 close to 1,900 Firearm User’s Licenses (FULs) have been approved.
A release on Thursday from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) stated that for the period August 2017 to July 2018, approximately 423 applications were approved compared to 1,887 between August 2018 to present.
The TTPS also quoted Griffith as saying that people should not pay anyone, including police officers to secure a FUL.
The release added, “It has been brought to the attention of Commissioner Griffith, that there are 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 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.
“There are still several hundreds outstanding, however the process to evaluate applications remains a priority and is ongoing.”