Contacting the police (emergency and non-emergency)
Will 999 calls be answered?
Answering calls to the 999 number is a priority - please continue to dial 999 in all emergency situations.
What is the best way to contact the police at this busy time for non-emergencies?
There are various ways you can contact Devon and Cornwall Police in a non-emergency, these include:
- Using live webchat at dc.police.uk (link to this facility at bottom right of Devon and Cornwall Police homepage)
- Using the online crime reporting form
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Calling 101 phone line
If you do need to call 101 about a non-emergency, please be aware that it may take longer than normal to answer your call. Perhaps consider calling at a quieter time of the day, like late evening if it is not time critical.
If you need advice but not sure who to contact, visit AskNed - Devon and Cornwall Police's non-emergency directory. AskNed combines the most commonly asked questions with contact details of those who can help.
I have intelligence about a crime – who should I contact?
Please continue to contact Devon and Cornwall Police on the details listed above for non-emergencies. If it is an emergency situation, always call 999
You can also report crime and intelligence anonymously via Crimestoppers either by calling 0800 555111 or by using their online reporting system at crimestoppers-uk.org