You do not have to wait 24 hours to report someone missing. It is not wasting police time to report someone missing. We are here to protect you and your loved ones.

Your report will be dealt with by our control room in exactly the same way whether you report it online or call 101. You will get an email confirming that we've got your report and telling you what will happen next. And you may find it easier to answer the questions online at your own pace.

Before you start to fill in a missing person form, we will ask you a few questions to make sure reporting them missing online is the right thing to do.

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Report a missing person from a partner institution

If you think they are in immediate danger please report them missing on 999.

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.

Otherwise you can call 101 to make a missing person report. Please make sure you have followed your policies before calling 101.