Firearms Enquiry Officer

  • Location
    Blandford Forum, Dorset
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector and Government
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector

Firearms Enquiry Officer

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Firearms Enquiry Officer to join Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police until July 2023. This is a full time position and based out of Blandford Police station. You will be undertaking enquiries to support the effective control of firearms and ammunition to ensure public safety and full compliance with legislation, Home Office directives and Force Policy.

Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Undertaking visits to applicants premises to ensure appropriately secure firearms and ammunition storage

  • Interviewing applicants, pay particular attention to family circumstances, the level of domestic harmony, personal habits, especially any domestic, drink or drugs abuse

  • Making decisions as to whether a certificate should be approved, clearly identifying any areas for concern

  • Managing appointments diary for visiting and interviewing applicants

  • Ensuring that any known changes in existing holders circumstances that may impact their suitability to continue to hold a firearms certificate are verified

  • Undertaking daily check of appropriate databases to identify whether any police activities involve a known firearms keeper


  • Working knowledge of firearms legislation and current working practices is desirable (willingness to be trained is essential)

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • The ability to deal with complex and sensitive issues to abstract information and make evidence-based recommendations

  • Significant investigative experience over a sustained period

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work for Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police - and as such have the ability to apply for permanent vacancies advertised internally

  • The ability to apply for a 'Blue Light' discount card

  • Paid annual leave

  • Access to Adecco Boost - including free eye sight tests, discounted vouchers and a 24/7 wellbeing centre

Please note, the successful candidate will be subject to stringent vetting and referencing checks prior to commencing employment.

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