Firearms roadshow coming to Derry

Police will host an event for firearms owners.
Police will host an event for firearms owners.

Specialist PSNI Firearms and Explosives experts are to host information events in Derry on new technology for those applying to keep firearms.

Police are staging the events in partnership with NI Direct and Ignite.it for new and existing Firearms Certificate Holders at Derry’s Central Library on Monday, November 21, at 4pm and 6.30pm.

The move comes ahead of the introduction of an online application process for initial/ re-grant or variation on a firearms certificate in the New Year.

Discussing the new process, Nichola Murphy, Head of Firearms and Explosives Branch, said: “We have been working with our IT department and NI Direct to develop a robust online application process.

“The new application will ensure we are more effective and efficient in delivering our services to the public.

“I would encourage anyone who will be applying for an initial grant, re-grant or variation in the future to come to one of the Derry Central Library roadshows, which will provide them with an opportunity to complete an application form online.

“The roadshows will give the public the opportunity to try at first hand the new online technology and also gives us the opportunity to go through the new process step by step with them.”

All attendees will require an email address in order to complete the online application form. However, if they do not currently have one, organisers said they can assist in creating one. Attendees can also forward their name and address to paul@ignite.it or contact him on 08000 488638 and they can have an email address set up for individuals by the time of the event. Alternatively we can assist you on the day of the event.

To confirm attendance, contact Gwen Sweeney at the Police Service of Northern Ireland on gwen.sweeney@psni.pnn.police.uk or telephone the non-emergency number 101 Ext: 33650.

Laptops and tablets are available at the events to allow the public to complete the application form.

The Police Service will run a dual online and paper application process for six months from the start date of the online system.