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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If you receive such a letter then put the letter down immediately do not open it.Â Call the police immediately who will advise you on the best course of action.
Many of the white powder letters turn out to be harmless things like cement and crushed sweets. However it is not worth taking any risks so do not open the letter and if possible clear the room where the letter is and do not allow anyone to touch it.