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Within three months, all chief constables should ensure that systems designed to identify, prior to police attendance, whether a reported incident involves or is at the address of a firearm certificate holder are in place and are always applied by staff dispatching officers to incidents; and that officers understand the risk assessment which they should be undertaking in such circumstances, and their power, when appropriate, to seize firearms and firearm certificates.

[on]21st September 2015 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on][on]9th September 2016 [status]being-progressed[/status][/on][on]9th September 2016 [comment]

This information is on local force systems to enable officers to be advised when depatched to incidents. The force is awaiting national direction regarding the Home Office system to provide this information cross-border. The force will have to make alternative arrangements if this facility is no longer available.

[/comment][/on][on]1st February 2018 [comment]

The force has taken steps to ensure that all certificate holders' addresses are recorded on the force's command and control system. Risk assessments are carried out by dispatchers and the majority of incidents are attended by Armed Response Officers who are fully aware of powers and policies. Advice is available to all officers via the force's internal webpages.

[/comment][/on][on]17th May 2018 [status]complete[/status][/on][on]17th May 2018 [comment]

I am satisfied that the terms of this recommendation have been properly addressed and this recommendation is therefore complete.

John Martin