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PNP opens security, gun license processing on weekends, holidays

November 25, 2020 - Wednesday 6:11 PM by PNA

Article Banner Image EXTENDED OPERATIONS. A banner shows the operating hours of the PNP One Stop Shop for the processing of applications for licenses to own firearms and for personnel working in the security sector on weekends and holidays until Dec. 13, 2020. PNP chief, Gen. Debold Sinas ordered the Civil Security Group (CSG) to extend the operations of its frontline services in Camp Crame, Quezon City to serve more clients. (Photo courtesy of CSG)

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas on Wednesday has ordered the Civil Security Group (CSG) to extend the operations of its frontline services in Camp Crame, Quezon City to serve more clients.

"Under the new normal, we ensure what is the best for our clients who avail our frontline services including the process of LESP (License to Exercise Security Profession) for the security sector, and LTOFP (License to Own and Possess Firearms) for private individuals," Sinas said in a statement.

Acting CSG chief, Brig. Gen. Rolando Hinanay announced that the CSG would accommodate LESP and LTOFP clients even on weekends and holidays starting November 28 until December 13.

The One-Stop-Shop (OSS) for the processing of these permits would be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Sundays and holidays.

The scheduling scheme for clients would be based on an online queuing system to control and streamline the number of visitors in Camp Crame, Hinanay explained.

Sinas also directed Hinanay to open an OSS annex office at the Permit to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence (PTCFOR) Office designated for a smooth process of Directorate for Intelligence (DI) clearances needed in applying LESP and neuropsychological tests and drug tests for LTOFP applicants.

"We see to it that we control the customer flow in the National Headquarters to contain the spread of Covid-19 and for the safety of everyone. On a daily average, the CSG-OSS has 700 to 800 clients," Sinas said.

Sinas is also eyeing to open CSG Extension Offices to be stationed in Eastern Police District (EPD), Northern Police District (NPD), and Southern Police District (SPD).

"Aside from this development for CSG services, we are working on the possible opening of LTOFP booths in shopping malls in Metro Manila, and printing hubs of LESP and LTOFP cards to be placed in all Police Regional Offices nationwide," he added. Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

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