Police/Public Agency Web Services (PWS)
We are currently experiencing intermittent technical difficulties which may affect users trying to access RCMP Canadian Firearms Program web applications. We are attempting to correct the problem and apologize for any inconvenience.
Users of this application may experience reduced service on Sunday, March 7, 2021, between 9 am and 9:30 am (EST) due to maintenance. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
You may experience technical issues related to the use of search functions and viewing images when accessing the Firearms Reference Table (FRT) through PWS. We are working to correct the problem and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you're a first-time user, you'll need to sign up before you can access the system.
Police Web Service
To report agency and protected firearms, please sign in. (Returning users only.)
Public Agency Application Service
The following services are available to public agencies:
- Request a Public Agency Identification Number (PAIN) for your agency
- Confirm a PAIN if it was issued but never used
- Add/remove/modify users (Note: for RCMP Secure Access Portal users only)
How to access these services
Access to these services requires authorization. To get your UserID and password, please contact PWS user support:
- Email: PWS_SWASP@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
- Telephone: 1-800-731-4000 extension 1045, Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
You also need to complete a one-time sign up for a GCKey account if you don't already have one.
Changes to firearms inventories
Please note that you must continue to report all changes to firearms inventories to the registry. If your agency has newly acquired protected firearms, you must report them within 30 days of acquiring them. You must report disposal of all firearms within 30 days of destruction. You can use the RCMP Public Agency Web Services for all firearms reporting.
Government of Canada defers implementation of the Firearms Marking Regulations.
The requirements of the Firearms Marking Regulations are deferred to December 1, 2023.
For more information, see the Regulations Amending the Firearms Marking Regulations in the Canada Gazette.
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