Call 999 if...
- there is a danger to life or risk of injury being caused, such as a serious road accident or assault
- a crime is in progress, such as a robbery, burglary or theft, and the offender is still on the scene or has only just left the area
- the immediate attendance of a police officer is necessary - such as where someone is acting suspiciously and obviously about to commit a crime.
Dialling 999 from a mobile phone
- Due to the different base stations used by phone companies your call may be answered by a police operator in another part of the country.
- Tell the operator immediately where you are phoning from so that your call is dealt with by the appropriate police force.
For other emergencies
To contact the Emergency Services in a non-emergency situation
Download a copy of our In Case of Emergency booklet which contains an important information page.
You can use this to store your own important contact numbers that you might need in an emergency situation.