Call 101 For All Police Non-Emergencies
16 April 2012
All police non-emergencies should be reported by calling 101
instead of dialing the previous number (0345 456 456 4) which is no
The number change is part of the Government’s national scheme to make 101
the single non-emergency number for the police in England and
101 will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The
system will identify where you are calling from and connect you
with the local police for that area.
In an emergency always call 999 – for example, when an immediate
response is needed because a crime is happening, someone suspected
of a crime is nearby or someone is injured, being threatened or in
Callers should use 101 to report less urgent crime or disorder,
to contact the police with a general enquiry or to speak to a local
- If a car has been stolen
- If property has been damaged
- Where there is suspicion of drug use or dealing
- To report a minor traffic collision
- To give information about crime in an area
- To speak to a local officer
People should continue to call their local council for things
- Reporting graffiti
- Abandoned vehicles
- Dumping and fly tipping
If the incident is recognised as an emergency, the operator or
police call handler will put the caller through to 999.
UPDATE: 14 November 2013 The
Police are noticing a sharp rise in the number of catalytic
converter thefts across the City and Eastern Sector (PE1 postcodes)
Here are the details of the number of thefts and locations since 1
November 2013 in our area: Peveril Road (Millfield), Delamere Close
(Eastfield), Osric Court (Eastfield), Danes Close (Eastfield),
Martinsbridge (Parnwell), Eastern Avenue (Dogsthorpe).
Those with street parking, rather than private driveways appear to
be most vulnerable, but please do stay alert for suspicious
activity in your area.
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