You can report crime online here

Report a road traffic incident here

Say thanks or make a complaint here

By phone


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're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 18000.

Text 999 in an emergency. You need to register for the service first: text 'register' to 999 and follow the instructions. Visit emergencySMS for more information about the service.


Call 101* for non-emergency enquiries.

If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service on 18001 101.

* Calls to 101 cost 15 pence per call from landlines and mobiles, no matter how long you're on the phone.

Other ways to get in touch if it isn't an emergency:

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Before reporting a crime

The following things aren't police matters, but your local council ought to be able to help with them:

  • noise nuisance
  • fly-tipping
  • stray dogs
  • animals killed on the road by a vehicle, unless they're causing an obstruction

For vehicles on the road with no valid road tax, contact the DVLA.

Before you call

So that we can deal with your call as quickly as possible, please try to have the following:

  • the date and time the crime happened
  • the location, such as address or road name along with the town or city
  • the details of any witnesses or suspects
  • if you think there is any additional evidence such as forensic evidence or mobile phone footage; or if you think there's CCTV, tell us about it and we'll make further enquiries on your behalf

Anti-terrorist hotline

Call the UK anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 if you've seen or heard something you think could suggest terrorist activity.

Calling from abroad

Please call us on +44 151 709 6010 if you're contacting us from outside of the UK.

Stay anonymous – Crimestoppers

Contact Crimestoppers either online or on 0800 555 111 to anonymously report a crime or suspicious behaviour.

Contact our press office

If you're an accredited journalist and need to contact our press office during office hours (Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm), please call 0151 777 8566.

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