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Frequently Asked Questions

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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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101 is the number the public should use when they require police assistance in non-emergency situations. By using this single, easy-to-remember phone number, a recorded message will be used to connect you to your nearest local policing team. It is a national service and is available throughout England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland

This service can be used to report any non-emergency crimes such as - reporting untaxed /stolen vehicles, drug dealing and for any other enquiries relating to crime in your area. If the 101 service is not available in your area, you can select an alternative contact number at

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