Calling the Police is now easier.
If you wish to contact the police and your call is less urgent
you should dial 101
this is the police non-emergency number.
If your call is urgent you should dial 999
101 will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will be easier to remember than the old 08458 505050 number for non-emergency calls. The police suggest the benefits of 101 will be;
- help communities to keep their neighbourhoods safe by giving them one easy way to contact their local police and to report non-emergency crime and disorder
- make the police more accessible to their communities, while reducing pressure on the 999 system and helping the police to allocate their resources where they are needed most
- assist the police to cut crime by making it easier for the public to pass on information about crimes in their neighbourhoods - allowing the police to take swift action
- enable local partners to join up with the police to provide communities with even easier access to a wider range of local services