Government Looks at Increasing Police Service Fees in 2017

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda is considering increasing a number of fees which are to be paid to the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda as on next year.

The information which was published in today edition of the Daily observer indicated that fees for Police records, firearms licenses and other police services will be raised.

If the increase comes into effect, residents requesting Police records will have to pay $15 more than the previous $10 payment, bringing the fee to $25. Firearms licenses and permits to move a house will be increased to $300 from the previous $100 fee and the cost of doing fingerprints will also be increased from $50 to $100.

The information which was published in the official gazette also noted that the price for requesting reports on accidents will see an increase from $50 to $200 and fees for a lost number plate and lost passport reports will be increased from $50 to $100.

Police Senior Sergeant Frankie Thomas told ZDK News that while the information may be in the gazette, it is still subject to change.

He said discussions are to be held with the Police Administration where the final decisions will be made and a date for the increase determined.

News Reporter

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