Ask the Police - Frequently Asked Questions

You can access the Ask The Police Frequently Asked Questions database without leaving the West Yorkshire Police website, click here to view the questions and answers you need, or use the link in the website's main menu.


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West Yorkshire Police receive thousands of calls each week from members of the public. Although important, these calls are, inevitably, time consuming. Many of the questions focus on routine aspects of criminal law or police procedures and are repeated time and time again.

'Ask the Police' ( is a national online information resource of Questions and Answers that responds to a wide variety of the general public's most frequently asked policing questions. It offers an alternative online option to calling 101, reducing calls to the police, freeing up resources and saving money - you can access the Frequently Asked Questions without leaving this website by clicking here or via the Ask The Police website here.

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The Ask The Police Frequently Asked Questions database is brought to you by the Police National Legal Database (PNLD).

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Page last reviewed November 2021.

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