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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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Yes, you have to register with the Mail Preference Service. Your name will then be added to a register of households who do not wish to receive unwanted mail. Most Direct Mail companies do abide by this as they do not want to waste time and money sending mail that is not wanted.

There are three ways to register with the Mail Preference Service,

  • via the internet, see website in related information
  • via the telephone on 0845 703 4599
  • via the mail at The Mailing Preference Service, DMA House, 70 Margaret Street, London W1W 8SS.

Using the internet to register is a very simple and quick method.

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