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Contact Firearms

The Firearms, Shot Gun and Explosives Licensing section is based at Essex Police headquarters.

If the answer to your query cannot be found on our website, including under the section ‘Your Questions’ then you can contact the team:

By post

FSEL Section
Essex Police Headquarters
PO Box 2

By e-mail

[email protected]

By phone

We currently take telephone calls between 9.30am and 12.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Please dial 101 and follow the prompts.

By fax

01245 452157

Firearms enquiry officers

Senior Firearms Enquiry Officer Paul Quinton - 07779 085615

We also have a number of Firearms Enquiry Officers based around the county:

Harlow to Chigwell

Steve Simmans - 07813 543767

Braintree to Haverhill

Steve Buscall - 07715 771404

Dunmow to Saffron Walden

Neville Hayden - 07870 564759

Brentwood to Billericay

Deborah Allum - 07813 093962


Jim Caulfield - 07715 771407


Mark Land - 07974 641573

Southend to Maldon

Paul Cornish - 07715 771574

Canvey to Purfleet

Ian Flynn - 07866 539104

Chelmsford to Witham

Simon Hull - 07715 771572

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