Emergency calls

In an emergency please telephone 999.

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

You should use these numbers if:

  • A crime is happening right now.
  • Someone is in immediate danger, or there is a risk of serious damage to property.
  • A suspect for a serious crime is nearby.
  • There is a traffic collision involving injury or danger to other road users.

Non-emergency calls

For all other calls to the police in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland please telephone 101.

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

You should use these non-emergency numbers to:

  • Report a crime not currently in progress - for example a stolen car, burglary, or damaged property.
  • Give information to the police about crime in your area.
  • Speak to the police about a general enquiry.
  • Contact a specific police officer or member of staff.
  • See table below for complete list of forces and telephone numbers.

Calling from abroad

The 101 service is only available if you are dialing from within England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. If you need to contact the police from elsewhere please use the list of non-emergency numbers.

Online

Many police forces provide online forms and information about alternative contact methods (like text messaging or email) on their individual websites. Please see the complete list of force websites for links.

Other useful phone numbers

Organisation Telephone number
Action Fraud 0300 123 2040
Anti-terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321
Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
National Crime Agency 0370 496 7622
National Police Air Service 01924 292 252
NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000
Victim Supportline 08 08 16 89 111

Non-emergency telephone numbers

Police force Telephone number From abroad
Avon and Somerset Constabulary 101 -
Bedfordshire Police 101 +44 1234 841 212
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40 -
Cambridgeshire Constabulary 101 +44 1480 456 111
Cheshire Constabulary 101 +44 1244 350 000
City of London Police 101 -
Civil Nuclear Constabulary 03303 135400 -
Cleveland Police 101 -
Cumbria Constabulary 101 +44 0300 124 0111
Derbyshire Constabulary 101 +44 1773 730 215
Devon & Cornwall Police 101 +44 1392 420 320
Dorset Police 101 +44 1202 222 222
Durham Constabulary 101 -
Dyfed Powys Police 101 +44 1267 222 020
Essex Police 101 +44 1245 491 491
Gloucestershire Constabulary 101 +44 1452 726 920
Greater Manchester Police 101 +44 161 872 5050
Guernsey Police 101 +44 1481 725 111
Gwent Police 101 +44 1633 838 111
Hampshire Constabulary 101 +44 1962 841 534
Hertfordshire Constabulary 101 -
Humberside Police 101 -
Isle of Man Constabulary 01624 631 212+44 1624 631 212
Kent Police 101 +44 1622 690 690
Lancashire Constabulary 101 +44 1772 614 444
Leicestershire Police 101 -
Lincolnshire Police 101 -
Merseyside Police 101 +44 151 709 6010
Metropolitan Police Service 101 -
Ministry of Defence Police - -
Norfolk Constabulary 101 -
North Yorkshire Police 101 +44 1904 618 691
Northamptonshire Police 101 +44 3000 111 222
Northumbria Police 101 +44 1661 872 555
North Wales Police 101 -
Nottinghamshire Police 101 -
Police Scotland 101 +44 1786 289 070
Police Service of Northern Ireland 101 +44 28 9065 0222
Port of Dover Police 01304 240400+44 1304 240400
South Wales Police 101 -
South Yorkshire Police 101 +44 114 2196985
Staffordshire Police 101 +44 1785 236 211
States of Jersey Police 01534 612 612+44 1534 612 612
Suffolk Constabulary 101 -
Surrey Police 101 -
Sussex Police 101 -
Thames Valley Police 101 -
Warwickshire Police 101 -
West Mercia Police 101 -
West Midlands Police 101 +44 121 626 5000
West Yorkshire Police 101 -
Wiltshire Police 101 +44 1380 826 614