The Digital Transformation Innovation team for New South Wales Police has pressed “GO” on its digital NSW Police Firearms Registry.
In a LinkedIn post Gordon Dunsford, CITO and executive director digital technology and innovation wrote he was “very proud of the DTI team” “on a major release of a platform that digitises the NSW Police Force Firearms Registry”.
“A significant modernisation that transforms an important capability for the community, NSW Police Force and industry,” he wrote.
The portal brings significant changes to the NSW firearms industry, including:
Replacing costly and cumbersome paper registers and ageing databases with speedier, easier and more accurate online recording of firearm movement.
Instant dealer to dealer notification of transactions in-progress.
Single digital record for all firearm transactions, including ammunition and gunpowder sales.
Dedicated employee login profiles to confirm disposal and acquisition touch points.
Real-time validation of disposal and acquisition of firearm transactions along with gun powder and ammunition sales.
Decrease the likelihood of human errors by introducing an automated validation process.
Improving security of system access and monitoring through dedicated login profiles for dealers and each of their employees.
Ability to search firearms registrations without having to contact the Firearms Registry.
Easy onboarding and migration process enabled by Firearms Registry staff.
Reducing error opportunities due to validation of dealer to dealer licence details, including categories of firearms and preventing incorrect or incomplete transactions from being submitted
Reducing red tape by streamlining quarterly return requirements with real-time functionalities of firearm sales and purchases.
Seamless and simple user experience including self-service search capacity of firearm details including registrations negating the need to contact the Firearms Registry.
Simpler dealer audit process due to real time transactions held by dealer and police.
Decommissioning of the outdated FirearmsLink platform.
The portal will allow NSW firearm dealers to complete activities online.
Some of these include:
NSW Dealer Disposals
NSW Dealer Acquisitions
Interstate disposal Transactions (between NSW and other states and territories)
Ammunition and Gun Powder Sales
The rollout of the Firearms Dealer Portal is scheduled to commence in August 2020 and is part of a phased delivery of digital services for the NSW firearms community.