The Firearms and Explosives Office has the function of ensuring public order and safety through the power and function to "issue licenses for the possession of firearms and explosives in accordance with law" bestowed upon the PNP by virtue of Section 24 (f) of Republic Act No. 6975. With the passage of Republic Act No. 10591, more stringent measures such as the License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) have been introduced and this further necessitates the transformation of FEO to effectively implement the new law.
Upon assumption of as the head of this Office, even before the President ordered the streamlining of applications and processes, quick win interventions and initiatives have already been laid out to address dysfunctional systems and corrupt practices. Extensive analysis and planning lead to the design of the FEO Strategic Direction to ensure long-term sustainability of transformation initiatives: