In an emergency always dial 999.
An emergency is something that requires an immediate response, and using the 999 line unnecessarily could prevent somebody who is in danger from getting through to us.
999 should only be used in situations where:
- Life is at risk
- Persons are badly injured
- A crime is in the process of being committed
- Offenders are nearby
- There has been a serious disruption to the flow of traffic
If you wish to speak to the police but it is not an emergency, please contact us on our non-emergency number 101.
101 should be used when:
- An officer's attendance can be scheduled
- There is no immediate danger to life
- A crime is not in progress
- The offender is not nearby
- Community issues
- A non-urgent road traffic collision
- It is a general enquiry
Calls to 101 are free.
Contact methods for deaf users
Relay UK: Dial 18000. For more information, click here.
101 Live Chat: Here
If you would like to report crime or suspicious behaviour anonymously, you can do so via CrimeStoppers or Fearless, both of whom are independent from the police service.
You can make an anonymous report online, contact them via their social media channels (Twitter and Facebook) or call them on 0800 555 111.
Fearless gives young people access to non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality; providing a safe place to give information about crime – 100% anonymously.
Make an anonymous report online.