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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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One of the first things to consider is for your telephone number to be ex-directory. This will stop a great deal, if not all, of the telemarketing calls.

Another way of stopping the calls is to register with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS); this is a central register that holds the details of all the people who no longer wish to be bothered with telemarketing calls. Once registered with this service the companies are not allowed to call you. There is also a Corporate Telephone Preference Service.

Telephone number for TPS 0845 0700707 or register online using the link attached

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