Contact the police

Find out when you should contact the police and how to do it by scrolling down the page.


It is an emergency. I need to tell the police because I need help now.

Mobile 999

Call for help

Call 999 if you or someone else is badly hurt.


Abuse hurt kicked

A bag being snatched by a man in a hoodie

Call 999 if you or someone else is in danger or frightened.

Call 999 if a crime is taking place.


I need to tell the police but I am Deaf/hard of hearing or speech impaired.

Mobile text 999

Text 999 to send a message to the police using your mobile phone.

You will need to register your mobile phone with the website at www.emergencysms.org.uk first. So please do that soon.


textphone

Textphone 18000 to send a message to the police using your textphone or Minicom.


It is a non-emergency. I would like to tell the police something but I don't need help right away.

Mobile 101

Call 101 to talk to the police.

Calls from landlines and mobiles cost 15 pence per call.


I would like to tell the police but I am Deaf/hard of hearing or speech impaired.

Mobile text

Text 67101 to send a text message to the police using your mobile phone.


textphone

Textphone 18001 101 to send a message to the police using your textphone or Minicom.


Email

Email 101@dc.police.uk to send an email to the Devon and Cornwall Police

Email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk to send an email to Dorset Police


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