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The National Ballistics Intelligence Service delivers fast-time forensic intelligence as well as tactical and strategic intelligence to tackle all aspects of firearms related criminality within the UK.

NABIS provides:

  • A database (registry) of recovered firearms and ammunition used in crime, or enter police possession through any means. This Database provides strategic and tactical intelligence which helps to guide law enforcement activity.
  • A ballistics comparison capability to link crimes and incidents within 24 to 48 hours in urgent cases.
  • An Intelligence Cell tasked with developing, understanding and disseminating strategic and tactical intelligence to police forces and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs).
  • An operational support team who develop liaison opportunities between NABIS and its partners, as well as delivering national communications and media strategies.

NABIS works with the police forces of England, Wales and Scotland as well as partner LEAs such as Police Scotland, British Transport Police (BTP), Ministry of Defence Police (MODP), MI5, National Crime Agency (NCA), the UK Border Force (BF) and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

You can view our Annual Reports below:


NABIS: Protecting everyone from the criminal use of firearms

NABIS values:
  • Public Safety First
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Act With Integrity
  • Work In Partnership
  • Communication Is Key

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