HMICS launches online questionnaire about firearms licensing in Scotland

We invite your comments on firearms licensing in Scotland - an online questionnaire has been launched by HMICS to allow members of the public who have applied to Police Scotland for a firearm, shotgun or air weapon certificate to comment on the licensing process.

Our Purpose

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) provides independent scrutiny of both Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority (SPA). Our approach is to support Police Scotland and the SPA to deliver services that are high quality, continually improving, effective and responsive to local needs.

We can inspect other UK police services that operate in Scotland and are members of the National Preventive Mechanism, inspecting police custody centres to monitor the treatment and conditions for detainees.