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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:

Ongar office

Harlow, Waltham Abbey, Epping, Loughton and Chigwell 
FEO Steve Simmans - 07813 543767

Brentwood, Billericay
FEO Neville Hayden - 07813 093962

Braintree office

Stansted, Saffron Walden, Dunmow
FEO Steve Buscall - 07715771404
Braintree, Halsted, Sible Hedingham
FEO Steve Buscall - 07715771404

Stanway office

Colchester, West Bergholt, Mersea
FEO Jim Caulfield - 07715 771407
Clacton, Tendring Rural, Harwich
FEO Simon Clarke - 07974 641573

Wickford Office

Southend, Rayleigh, Dengie, Maldon
FEO Paul Cornish - 07715 771574
Grays, Basildon, Canvey
FEO Deborah Allum 07866 539104

Witham office

Chelmsford, Witham, Hatfield Peverel and Tollesbury
FEO Simon Hull - 07715 771572

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