Police Service host information events on new technology for firearms applications in Antrim

  • 14 November 2016

Police Service host information events on new technology for firearms applications in Antrim

The Police Service of Northern Ireland in partnership with NI Direct are hosting an of information event with Firearms Certificate Holders to showcase new technology for firearms applications in Clothworthy House, Antrim on Tuesday 22nd November at 4.00pm and 6.30pm.  Ignite.it will be supporting Police Service in delivering these events.

Prior to the introduction of the online application process which will be introduced in the New Year for initial/re-grant or variation on a firearms certificate, staff from the Firearms and Explosives Branch of the Police Service will be hosting a roadshow in Clothworthy House, Antrim to highlight the new application process.

Discussing the new process Nichola Murphy, Head of Firearms and Explosives Branch explains: “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 Clothworthy House 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 you do not currently have one, we would be happy to assist you in creating one. If you forward your name and address to paul@ignite.it or contact him on 08000 488638 and we will 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.

Please confirm your attendance by contacting 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.

A short film has also been developed which allows members of the public to go through the online process in a step by step guide.  It can viewed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btG2sSnyrJs .

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

For further information, please contact Dympna McVeigh, Corporate Communications Department of the Police Service of Northern Ireland on: 028 9070 0084 Ext: 30154

The events will be held in the following locations across Northern Ireland:

  • 21 November 2016 – Derry Central Library - 4pm and 6.30pm
  • 22 November 2016 – *Clothworthy House, Antrim 4pm and 6.30pm
  • 24 November 2016 – Dungannon Library - 3.45pm and 6.15pm
  • 29 November 2016 – Omagh Library -  4pm and 6.30pm
  • 1 December 2016 – Lisburn City Library - 4pm and 6.30pm

There will be two events per day at each location. Each event will last approximately one and half hours.

* Denotes change of venue

We would advise anyone attending the event to please arrive 15 minutes prior to each session.

A Frequently Asked Question section with further information on our new online application process is available from our website.

https://www.psni.police.uk/advice_information/firearms/online-application-information/