The non-emergency telephone number for the Police has changed to 101
101 is a new national single non-emergency number that all police forces are going to be using by 2012 and will replace the Thames Valley Police 0845 8 505 505 (non emergency) number.
When to call 101?
You should call 101 to report less urgent crime and disorder or to speak to your local officers.
For example, you should call 101 if:
- your car has been stolen.
- your property has been damaged.
- you suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood.
- report a minor traffic collision.
- give the police information about crime in your area.
- speak to the police about a general enquiry.
What is the difference between 101 and 999?
You should continue to call 999 when it is an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened.
How much will it cost the caller?
Calls to 101 (from both landlines and mobile networks) cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day the call is made, or the duration of the call. Everyone calling the police for non-emergency matters will now know exactly how much a call will cost them, and can be assured of equal access whether they are on a pay-as-you-go mobile or a home landline.
Thanks Cllr. Peter Hudson for providing the above.