Contact the police

Last updated: 7 June 2017

Reporting an emergency

Call 999 if you're reporting a crime that is in progress or if someone is in immediate danger.

If you're deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or have a speech-impairment, a text phone is available on 18000.

If you've registered with emergencySMS – and you have no other option – you can send a text message to 999.

Reporting non-emergencies

Call 101 to report crimes that aren't an emergency.

If you're deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or have a speech-impairment, a text phone is available on 18001 101

You can also call 101 to give information to the police or make an enquiry, or fill in the form for general enquiries.

Visit your local police station

The opening hours of police stations are liable to change. You can call 101 before visiting to make sure a member of staff will be there to help you.