Police/Public Agency Web Services (PWS)

Sign in to your Police/Public Agency Web Services secure account

Starting July 31, 2023, you'll need to set up multi-factor authentication if you are

  • creating an account using GCKey
  • using GCKey to sign into an existing account

Multi-factor authentication helps protect your identity and personal information when you access your account. Should you have difficulty with the new Secure Sign-In process, please visit GCKey help.


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.

New users

If you're a first-time user, you'll need to sign up before you can access the system.

Sign-up for first-time users

Police Web Service

To report agency and protected firearms, please sign in. (Returning users only.)

Sign in to Police Web Service (PWS) to report firearms

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)

Sign in to the Public Agency Application Service

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 am to 4 pm Eastern time

You also need to complete a one-time sign up for a GCKey account if you don't already have one.

Please note the browser and system requirements and how we keep data safe.

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.

Important notice

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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