FIREARMS LICENCING

As part of the ongoing development of the firearms licensing process on St Helena, the Police Directorate is keen to seek the views of interested persons on three documents that have been placed on the SHG website (see links below).

https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Criminal-Offence-Guidance-v1-0-March-2016.pdf

https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Firearms-Licensing-FAQs-March-2016.pdf

https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Firearms-Licensing-Process-Flow-Chart.pdf

These documents provide potential applicants with information about the process and the impact of any criminal convictions or cautions they may have. The Police would welcome any feedback on these documents, which will be considered before final decisions are made on the application process and associated policies.

Applicants for a firearms or shotgun certificate must declare all convictions and cautions for any offence no matter when they occurred. Having a previous conviction or caution for an offence will not automatically disqualify you from holding a certificate – but failure to declare convictions or cautions will impact upon your application.

Chief of Police Trevor Botting said:

“The management of firearms licencing is changing, to enhance community safety and provide greater consistency in the application and decision-making process – and I am keen to work with the local community in shaping the future process and policy. Whilst there are legal requirements for the licencing of firearms and shotguns, I am keen to hear the views of the community in order that we can ensure that  processes are as clear and efficient as possible.”

 Any feedback on the documents should be sent to Acting Chief Inspector Johnny Thomas on: jonathan.thomas@police.gov.sh

 

 Trevor Botting

Chief of Police

17 March 2016

 

St Helena Government Press Office

Telephone: 22470
Email: liam.yon@sainthelena.gov.sh