Should I call 101?

During a day, we receive approximately 2000 calls via 101. Only half of these calls are to report an incident, with the other half of these calls asking for an update on investigations, requests for a specific department or general advice. These calls have an impact on demand and can delay people getting through to report an incident.

This section aims to provide advice and useful information. Click on a category below for further information.

You can also find the answers to a number of questions on Ask the Police website.

If you are still unable to find the answer to your question, you can either call us on 101 or email us at

If you are reporting an emergency always, call 999.

Report an incident online

You can now report an incident online as an alternative to calling 101. Click on the link below, where you will be taken to the online reporting form.