Is it an emergency?

Does it feel like the situation could get heated or violent very soon? Is someone in immediate danger? Do you need support right away? If so, please call 999 now.

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Emergency  -  999

Call 999 if:

  • a serious offence is in progress or has just been committed
  • someone is in immediate danger or harm
  • property is in danger of being damaged
  • a serious disruption to the public is likely

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.

Non-emergency  -  101

Call 101 for non-emergency enquiries.

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use our textphone service on 18001 101.

Other useful contacts

This website helps victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. It has information on what happens after reporting a crime, the people you might meet, the support you should get and how to complain if something goes wrong.

0808 168 9293

Contact Crimestoppers to anonymously report a crime or suspicious behaviour.

By phone: 0800 555 111

Call the UK Anti-Terrorism Hotline on 0800 789 321 if you've seen or heard something that you think could suggest terrorist activity.

If you've been affected by crime and need confidential support or information, call Supportline for free on 08 08 16 89 111.

The Supportline operates 24/7, every day of the year, including Christmas.

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can use Next Generation Text 18001 08 08 16 89 111. Supportline also has an interpretation service for people who do not speak English as a first language.

Please note: Victim Support Supportline is only available in England and Wales.

The helpline is 0800 160 19 85

Available Monday to Friday between 8am and 8pm. 

Action Fraud
0300 123 2040

National Crime Agency
0370 496 7622

National Police Air Service
01924 292 252

British Transport Police
0800 40 50 40

Civil Nuclear Constabulary
03303 135400

Guernsey Police
01481 725 111

Isle of Man Constabulary
01624 631 212

Port of Dover Police
01304 240400

States of Jersey Police
01534 612 612