Ten ethics complaints in 14 months

A search of the Queensland Police Service Ethical Standards records reveals Weapons Licensing Branch was the subject of 10 serious complaints over the January 2016 to April 2017 period.  QPS did not release any further details about the complaints in response to a Right To Information request.

We have reliable reports of the Branch threatening (by phone) to revoke all of a person’s licenses if litigation about a single license issue was now withdrawn by the licensee.  Questionable tactics are not new to Weapons Licensing Branch, as we have documented earlier in their War on Farmers.

We recommend you record what they say on the phone, either by writing down the key points of your discussion with them or by using a digital recorder near your phone handset.

If you are dissatisfied with the level of service or the decision-making in the handling of any application or enquiry, you can complain to Police Ethical Standards and, thereafter, the Queensland Ombudsman.

You can read more about previous Weapons Licensing practices here.