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.

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 alternative 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

Alternative non-emergency telephone numbers

If 101 is not yet available in your area please see the list below for alternative police force non-emergency telephone numbers.

Police force Telephone number From abroad
Avon and Somerset Constabulary 01275 818 340+44 1275 818 340
Bedfordshire Police 01234 841 212+44 1234 841 212
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40-
Cambridgeshire Constabulary 01480 456 111+44 1480 456 111
Cheshire Constabulary 01244 350 000+44 1244 350 000
City of London Police 020 7601 2222+44 20 7601 2222
Civil Nuclear Constabulary 01235 466 606 -
Cleveland Police 01642 326 326+44 1642 326 326
Cumbria Constabulary 0300 124 0111-
Derbyshire Constabulary 01773 730 215+44 1773 730 215
Devon & Cornwall Police 01392 420 320+44 1392 420 320
Dorset Police 01202 222 222
01305 222 222
+44 1202 222 222
+44 1305 222 222
Durham Constabulary 0345 606 0365-
Dyfed Powys Police 01267 222 020+44 1267 222 020
Essex Police 01245 491 491+44 1245 491 491
Gloucestershire Constabulary 01452 726 920+44 1452 726 920
Greater Manchester Police 0161 872 5050+44 161 872 5050
Guernsey Police 01481 725 111+44 1481 725 111
Gwent Police 01633 838 111+44 1633 838 111
Hampshire Constabulary 01962 841 534+44 1962 841 534
Hertfordshire Constabulary 01707 354 000+44 1707 354 000
Humberside Police 01482 597 709+44 1482 597 709
Isle of Man Constabulary 01624 631 212+44 1624 631 212
Kent Police 01622 690 690+44 1622 690 690
Lancashire Constabulary 01772 614 444+44 1772 614 444
Leicestershire Police 0116 222 2222+44 116 222 2222
Lincolnshire Police 01522 532 222+44 1522 532 222
Merseyside Police 0151 709 6010+44 151 709 6010
Metropolitan Police Service 020 7230 1212+44 20 7230 1212
Ministry of Defence Police 01371 854 444 -
Norfolk Constabulary 01953 424 242+44 1953 424 242
North Yorkshire Police 01904 618 691+44 1904 618 691
Northamptonshire Police 0300 011 1222-
Northumbria Police 01661 872 555+44 1661 872 555
North Wales Police 0300 330 0101-
Nottinghamshire Police 0115 967 0999+44 115 967 0999
Police Scotland 01786 289 070+44 1786 289 070
Police Service of Northern Ireland 028 9065 0222+44 28 9065 0222
Port of Dover Police 01304 216084+44 1304 216084
South Wales Police 01656 655 555+44 1656 655 555
South Yorkshire Police 0114 219 6905+44 114 219 6905
Staffordshire Police 01785 236 211+44 1785 236 211
States of Jersey Police 01534 612 612+44 1534 612 612
Suffolk Constabulary 01473 613 500+44 1473 613 500
Surrey Police 01483 571 212+44 1483 571 212
Sussex Police 01273 470 101+44 1273 470 101
Thames Valley Police 01865 841 148+44 1865 841 148
Warwickshire Police 01926 415 000+44 1926 415 000
West Mercia Police 0300 333 3000-
West Midlands Police 0121 626 5000+44 121 626 5000
West Yorkshire Police 01924 375 222+44 1924 375 222
Wiltshire Police 01380 826 614+44 1380 826 614