Police use of firearms

General information for police on the use of firearms, including links to guidance documents.

Firearms guidance 

The Firearms Security Handbook provides guidance for police and others on securely storing and moving guns.

In January 2011, the leaflet 'Air weapons: a brief guide to safety' was issued. It contains information on the safe handling and storage of air weapons, the different types of air weapons and air weapons and the law.  

In addition, the following pages on the National Archives website contain more guidance:

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