Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question about policing or the law? You may be able to find the answer here.
Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.
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A detained person has the right to have a person informed of their whereabouts. The detained person shall also be allowed one telephone call for a reasonable amount of time. This is for non terrorism related arrests.
However, both of the requests can be delayed or denied by an Inspector. For more information on treatment of persons in custody, see related website.