It is important to contact the police if you want assistance or guidance on a crime or event. You can phone 101 if you are not in danger, are unclear what to do, wish to contact your local PCSO, or have lost or discovered anything. If the crime you saw just occurred or is now occurring, you must dial 999. Police officers will be sent to investigate and to take action if there's a risk to people's safety.
Contacting 101 will usually result in some form of follow-up action being taken. This could be going out to speak to someone face-to-face, sending an officer by appointment only, or arranging for you to meet up with a colleague later.
You should always try and find an alternative way to deal with a situation before contacting the police. For example, if there is no one around to give evidence at the scene of a crime, this information can be collected from you after the incident has happened. There may also be other ways of resolving issues that don't involve calling the police.
Police officers respond to many calls every day, so it is important to be clear about what has happened and provide as much information as possible when contacting them. Officers will often ask questions during the course of an investigation to determine what has happened, who was involved, and whether any further action is needed.
If you know who was responsible for the incident, then telling an officer will help ensure that they deal with the issue effectively.
If you or someone else is in urgent danger, or if a crime is taking place, dial 999. If the offense is not an emergency, dial 101 to contact the police. You can also report a crime anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers. They will then provide the police with information regarding the crime. You should know that this number is used primarily for criminal activities so they may not take your call.
You can also contact the police by using their online form. This website allows you to submit a crime incident report on any crime that has occurred in the United States.
Finally, you can always contact your local law enforcement agency directly to report a crime in progress or an existing case. If there are no officers available at the station, they will send someone to check it out. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report crimes via 911.
Contact the police by dialing 999 in an emergency or 101 in a non-emergency. Tell them you want to report a crime. They can help you find somewhere safe to stay, give you information about how to report crimes that may not seem serious at first glance, and more.
Crime statistics show that crime rates are falling across England and Wales. However, there are still areas where crime is on the rise. Using the phone can help officers identify these areas so they can target their resources where they are needed most.
Police officers have the power to ask you questions about crimes that may have been committed against others. These are called "line-ups". They use these questions to try and determine who might be able to provide useful information for their investigation.
For example, if someone was robbed at knife point but couldn't give a description of their attacker, they would probably be asked if they knew anyone who could help identify him/her from a photo line-up. The person could then make an anonymous report via telephone rather than going to the station themselves.
Line-ups are used by all police forces in England and Wales.