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Leslie, Glaister. 2010 ‘Weapons Storage, Management, and Destruction by Security Forces.’ Confronting the Don: The Political Economy of Gang Violence in Jamaica; Occasional Paper No. 26, pp. 37-38. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 3 November

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Weapons Storage, Management, and Destruction by Security Forces

The policies in place for weapons storage, management, and destruction by security forces are - more in theory than in practice - rigorous.

The MNS [Ministry of National Security] is required routinely to audit the inventory of weapons issued to the police as well as firearms recovered during police operations or other activities.

JCF [Jamaica Constabulary Force] policy requires that police properly document all firearms and ammunition issued to them as well as those they recover.

The commanding officer in charge of each branch, area, and division is accountable for this procedure (JIS [Jamaica Information Service], 2007b).

It is the responsibility of the JCF to place all firearms issued to the police and its auxiliaries on an inventory at the central armoury before distributing them.

The administration and crime officers, members of the Performance Auditing and Monitoring Branch, station supervisors, inspectors, sergeants and corporals, headquarters officers, and internal auditors of the MNS [Ministry of National Security] must audit the inventory routinely.

Officials send these audits to the office of the commissioner of police, deputy commissioner of police administration, and support services.

The JCF takes disciplinary action against members who fail to properly 38 Small Arms Survey Occasional Paper 26 account for weapons and ammunition in their possession, whether issued or recovered (JIS, 2007b)

[JCF = Jamaica Constabulary Force]

Source cited:
JIS (Jamaica Information Service). 2007b. 'Inventory of Weapons Used and Recovered by the Police Subject to Rigorous Audit.' 15 November.

ID: Q3393

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