NABIS Operational Support brings together the areas of business outside Forensic and Intelligence.

  • Developing liaison opportunities between NABIS and its partners;
  • Developing and delivering an integrated national communications and media strategy;
  • Assisting with the development of proposals for legislative change;

NABIS Operational Support provides essential support both within NABIS and to forces/agencies by ensuring the development of a coherent and consistent approach to tackling firearms criminality.

NABIS Operational Support also provides UK police forces with the support of a dedicated Liaison Officer. The NABIS Liaison Officer supports forces by sharing good practice, working with SIO's to support investigations, presenting at relevant training courses and assisting forces with their compliance with the NABIS MOU.



The National Ballistics Intelligence Service is hosted by West Midlands Police but as a national unit, comes under the National Police Chief's Council (NPCC) for FOI requests.

NPCC came into being on April 1st 2015.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities.

Any person who makes a request to a public authority for information must be informed whether the public authority holds that information and, subject to exemptions, supplied with that information. Individuals already have the right of access to information about themselves under the Data Protection Act 1998.

As far as public authorities are concerned, the Freedom of Information Act will extend this right to allow public access to all types of information held

Requests for Information

If you cannot find the information you are looking for on the NABIS website, you can make a request for information to:

[email protected]


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