Online

You can report crime online here.

Say thanks or make a complaint here

By phone

Emergency

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 65999 in an emergency. Please note, that text messages are not guaranteed to arrive quickly, so also try other ways to contact us in an emergency.

When you text, please:

  • key in the emergency service you require: police, fire, ambulance or coastguard
  • add the details of the nature of the emergency
  • add the exact location of the emergency

Non-emergency

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:

  • register for our Pegasus card for those who have speech or communication difficulties.
  • minicom 01273 483435 (This is a text-only service for the hearing impaired. Please make sure you include the area code.)
  • text us on: 07786 208090

Before reporting a crime

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

  • abandoned vehicles
  • 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 1273 470 101 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.

On social media

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