ArmsTracker is purpose-built for information-based policing, enforcement of weapon laws and prevention of firearm-related crime. Its database replaces manual-entry, station-by-station logbooks and spreadsheets with a computerised national register of service weapons, seized arms and privately held firearms. Police identify all officers and civilians authorised to possess an arm and can quickly register every weapon to a licensed officer or civilian. As each arms transfer is then tracked in real time for the life of every registered weapon, it becomes much easier for Police to prevent, detect and prosecute illegal possession, arms diversion and illicit trafficking. ArmsTracker also aids Police to licence arms dealers and brokers, authorise weapon imports and exports, trigger international tracing requests, follow up expired licences and recover associated costs.