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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It is an offence not to clean up after a dog that has fouled. However, it is the responsibility of the local authority although some PSCOs can deal with this offence. The maximum fine for this offence is Â£1000 or alternatively councils can issue a fixed penalty notice.
If you know someone who allows their dog to foul and fails to clean up after the dog, you should make a note of the time and date of the offence and the details of the dog owner and then contact your local authority who will advise you how to proceed.
See the websites in related information to find your local authority or to report dog fouling.