Police doorstepping2021-03-24T20:47:07+00:00

Police doorstepping

We have seen the police increasingly use unannounced visits to people’s homes in order to question them.

This is what you need to know if it ever happens to you.

Schedule 7 Know Your Rights leaflet
Don’t let them in2021-03-24T20:34:39+00:00
  • You are not obliged to talk to the police, answer their questions, or let them into your home.
Make a Record2021-03-24T20:35:34+00:00
  • You should record the names, badge numbers and the police stations of the officers.
Question the officers2021-03-24T20:36:48+00:00
  • You should ask the officers what their visit is regarding and tell them that if they would like to speak with you, this should be with prior notice and with your solicitor present.
Take action2021-03-24T20:37:49+00:00
  • Contact CAGE to log your experience and to receive advice on how to stop the police doing this again.
  • Remain calm and courteous
  • A police visit does not mean you are suspected of having committed a crime