Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations INDECOM Terrence Williams says proper record keeping is also necessary to prevent loss or misuse of weapons.
He says the lack of firearm security creates a significant danger as rogue officers could provide unsecured weapons, to the underworld.
He notes that the lack of accountability can allow for weapons being placed at a crime scene.
The INDECOM Commissioner is recommending that parliament amend the Firearms Act to make it clear that a firearm need not be tendered in court, unless on application, the court requires the firearm to be tendered.
Commissioner of the Independent Commission Of Investigations INDECOM Terrence Williams.