Guidance

Firearms, weapons and explosives: safety procedures

Modernised guidance for how Immigration Enforcement criminal investigation teams deal with weapons or explosives found while they work.

Documents

Criminal investigation: firearms and explosives

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Details

This guidance covers important safety procedures for dealing with any firearms and explosives, including:

  • why safety is important
  • definitions of firearms and explosives
  • what to do if you find a suspected firearm or explosives
  • who you must contact if you find any
  • why operational risk assessments are important
Published 15 December 2014
Last updated 3 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance.
  2. First published.