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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, p. 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

When police recover, or take custody of, firearms and ammunition, they must check, label, and record them before sending them to the government's forensic laboratory for testing.

They place ammunition in separate plastic bags.

When they retrieve firearms and ammunition from ballistics, they are to hand them over to the station exhibit keeper for safekeeping pending a court trial; they remain secure in the exhibit store until the case is concluded.

The police officer assigned to the case retrieves the weapon from the store and signs the exhibit register both on receipt of the weapon and on its return (JIS [Jamaica Information Service], 2007b).

Source cited:

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

ID: Q3394

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