Official Police Resource

The Ask the Police application is intended to provide the general public with information on a wide range of non-emergency ‘policing’ issues – at a time to suit them.

The app contains accurate, legally verified answers to over 750 of the questions most frequently asked by the public across England and Wales. Each police force also has the facility to add local information, which can be viewed by selecting a specific force area prior to accessing the question bank. Questions and answers are added and updated frequently and the Question of the Day and Latest News features provide topical information.

The content of the App is provided by the PNLD (Police National Legal Database). PNLD is a business service of the Police and Crime Commissioner West Yorkshire and has been providing online information resources since 1994.

A wireless or 3G network is required to access the information in this app.

What's New


Bug fixes

Customer Reviews



Easy to navigate, easy to find answers to questions with the added bonus of being able to ask your own question if you cannot find what you are looking for. Invaluable!

Excellent App


Great app with lots if helpful advice. Saved me having to ring my local force to ask a question. Please note - Welsh forces are included here. Scottish forces use different laws so they are getting their own app developed according to PNLD. Southern Ireland doesn't use English law so reviewers won't see it on here.

Very good app.


Firstly to the chumps crying that their constabulary / part of the UK isn't there, the question and answers are of a GENERAL nature IF YOU'D HAVE BOTHERED to read through the Q&A sections. Actually, many of the answers provided deal with very general stuff like:

How old can a child babysit? and
What measures are taken about controlling foxes? or
What to do if gas is leaking from a domestic appliance.

Deffo download even if you live in the Orkneys or Strabane or Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch!

This is a great app.


Police National Legal Database
5.6 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2012 Police National Legal Database


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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