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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You have an implied permission to enter a property to carry out your job. Q653 provides information on when a dog is considered dangerously out of control.
If you are attacked by a dog or are in fear of being attacked whilst on the property, and the person in charge had no proper control of it then the dog could be said to be dangerous and out of control.
You need to report the incident to the police who will carry out an investigation. The courts have the power to order that the dog is kept under proper control or destroyed.