I sent off my Paperwork with I.D etc. for my firearms license this morning. I had a Police Officer that I know sign off on my ID etc. as my referee, going off where it says this in the acceptable referee’s section:
“A member of the Australian Federal Police,
or of the police force of a State or territory,
who in the normal course of his or her
duties, is in charge of a police station.”
We took this to mean a police officer who is in the charge of a Police Station, ie. having a police station they are under charge of and report to etc. But now I’m worried that it might mean it has to be a Police Officer who is actually in charge of a Police Station. The way it’s worded is a little confusing.
The reason I’m second guessing myself is because in the box next to the one I mentioned above, it says: “A member of the Australian Federal Police,
or of the police of a State or Territory, of or
above the rank of sergeant.”
I’m checking his rank but does this mean my application will bounce. I had assumed any Police Officer would be fine. So I’m just wondering if anyone here knows or can confirm if my referee will check out or not. If not, I’ll have to reprint my I.D points and send off a new copy under my GP or Accountant.