Police/Public Agency Web Services (PWS)

Police Web Service

To report agency and protected firearms please sign in below.

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

"Agency" firearms are those used by the employees of your agency, including police officers.

"Protected" firearms are those in agency custody following seizure, surrender or for some other reason.

Other resources for police officers

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 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.

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, 2020.

For more information, see the Regulations Amending the Firearms Marking Regulations in the Canada Gazette.

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