Keep it the boot of your car like I did, although there was one occasion as I was driving home that I had to turn round as I remembered they might want the firearm backI had been a proper copper before I joined the army and then joined as a Special after the army and university. My mate, who had stayed the course as a copper, told me I would not like it when I tod him I was going in as a Special. Back-stabbing, seniors only interested in keeping smooth waters to further their careers, a move towards being more social workers in uniform and diversity training every fortnight for a newly identified minority group. But, I joined.
They never gave us any kit during training to be Specials as it may have been money wasted if someone left before being sent to the nick of their choice. We all passed and were issued with enough uniform to be able to be sworn in and stand next to the local MP for photographs. We were told to get issued a locker at our respective nicks, get a chitty and only then we would be issued with our section 5 PAVA spray, batons, etc.
I wandered off to my nick where I had already been attending parade nights whilst training and asked for a locker. Without going into the boring details, between an Inspector and a civvy clerk it took 3, yes THREE, months to allocate a locker to me. Yet every time I went down to the locker room there were rows of them with their doors open and empty.
I had access to all the kit, but no locker to keep it in.