firearms departments. let us know which areas of the met are sensible and which counties are any good. In Sussex we are waiting on Rodney Ash's replacement to take the job. it was advertised and I seriously considered applying but not being an ex inspector on a full pension that salary wouldnt have gone Far! Brian Ellis the previous manager was in the chair before Ash had a reputation for being difficult. Lets hope the new one is more like Ash. Nowadays applicants for sporting certs in Sussex can name drop my name and it works, mind you its been a 20 year uphill struggle to get recognised. I have had fun and games with the newish batch of FEO's who really dont know weapons or firearms law. Our local one was a traffic warden but in the 5 years he has been here he has turned into a valuable ally.