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Probationary Members Scheme

In accordance with Home Office guidance Staffordshire and West Midlands Police Firearms Licensing will now undertake background checks on all new probationary club members.

In accordance with Home Office guidance Staffordshire and West Midlands Police Firearms Licensing will now undertake background checks on all new probationary club members.

FIREARMS ACTS 1968 - 1997
Staffordshire and West Midlands Police are launching a Probationary Membership Back Ground Check Scheme in accordance with Home Office Guidance. Under this scheme Staffordshire and West Midlands Firearms Licensing Unit will undertake background checks for all new Probationary Members.

The objective is to ensure that a new member is not a prohibited person and/or he/she is not a risk to the public safety and the peace.

To confirm your participation in the scheme, if you have not done so already please email our Probationary Membership inbox PM.Firearms.Licensing@Staffordshire.pnn.police.uk with a short acceptance email.

To assist you and your club in this matter a Probationary Membership notification form [72kb] document has been created. Once you have completed the form in full, you are required to email it to our Probationary Membership inbox.

To facilitate the accurate checking of new members the following information is necessary; gender, full name, place of birth, date of birth, nationality, address including postcode and a contact number. You must ensure that the details provided are accurate and they are emailed to the correct email address. Once your email has been received and accepted, it will be acknowledged with an automated response. Background checks will be undertaken to confirm that your new member is not a prohibited person. You may be approached for information regarding the individual or to give a statement.

Thank you for the on-going support and assistance you are providing.