The Firearms & Explosives Licensing Department is located at Police Headquarters, Bridgend.
The department’s main function is to administer the Firearms Acts 1968-1997 (as amended) and the Control of Explosives Regulations 1991. The department is concerned with public safety in relation to the private ownership of firearms, shot guns and explosives.
The department is open for telephone enquiries from Monday to Thursday from 8.30 pm – 5.00pm & Friday from 8.30am – 4.30pm
Firearms & Explosives Licensing Department,
Telephone: 01656 869244
Fax: 01656 869429
Useful information/guides:firearms-security-handbook.pdf (208 downloads)
security_leaflet.pdf (159 downloads)
Guidance_on_Firearms_Licensing_Law.pdf (283 downloads)
National Statistics – Firearms and Shotgun Certificates In England & Wales is available from www.gov.uk/government/publications