Two recently retired FEO's have sent letters to Sporting Gun which are published on page 20 of the February issue. They highly recommend formal complaints to the Chief Constable if anyone experiences problems with Shotgun or Firearms licenses to bring the problems to their attention.

Both these FEO's are shooters and recognise the concern a lot of us have about complaints causing problems with our application process, but they highlight the fact that without complaints being properly registered the Chief Constable will remain unaware of any problems with the firearms licensing team at the relevant Police Service HQ.

They recommend checking on your Police Services website for the correct formal complain procedure and following that carefully of there are issues, food for thought.