Nationwide News understands that the Firearms Licensing Authority, the FLA, has reported approximately 1,100 members of the security forces for failing to renew their gun licenses as is required by law.
Nine hundred members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, are among that number, while 200 members of the Jamaica Defence Force, JDF complete the list of delinquents.
FLA CEO, Shane Dalling, this afternoon confirmed that the 1,100 members of the security forces have been reported to the leadership of the JCF and JDF respectively. That report was made last week. This as the FLA is moving to clamp down on the number of unaccounted for firearms in the country.
Mr. Dalling says approximately 2,000 civilians are currently on the list of people who’ve failed to renew their gun licenses. He says the FLA will not stop until the delinquents are made to account for their weapons.
Mr. Dalling says the leadership of both the JDF and the JCF have responded to FLA by using the weekly force orders to warn Police personnel to renew their licenses at the FLA, by April 1.
According to the JCF Force Orders issued on Friday, failure to renew the license will result in it being revoked, and the holder subject to disciplinary and possibly even criminal proceedings.
JCF members are also being warned that any related criminal conviction will be referred to the Police Service Commission for consideration of dismissal in accordance with the Police Service Regulations.