Revise the role of the unit
QPS could be more proactive in monitoring firearm licence holders. Most firearm owners and licence holders are not audited or inspected.
The Weapons Licensing Unit provides little assurance that firearms are not in the possession of people it considers unsuitable.
The unit is largely administrative and is not providing the necessary management, coordination, and oversight of the firearm compliance program. It should use an intelligence-driven or risk‑based monitoring system to ensure that adequate, consistent, and timely monitoring occurs across the state.