Staffordshire Police

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How to report a crime

Emergency contact

Call 999 if:

  • A crime is happening now
  • People are injured
  • People are being threatened or are in danger
  • The offender is still there or is nearby
  • 999 is for emergencies only.  An emergency is something that demands an immediate response.  Using the 999 line unnecessarily could prevent somebody who is in danger from getting through to us.

Non-emergency contact

Call our non-emergency number 101 when:

  • There is no immediate danger to life
  • The crime is NOT in progress
  • The offender is NOT nearby
  • You have a general enquiry

Some examples of when to use the non emergency number:

  • "My car has been vandalised"
  • "I want to report my mobile phone as lost”
  • "I was in a car accident yesterday”

Please use the non emergency number for all general enquiries.

To contact the Staffordshire Police from abroad, call (+44)1785 236211

The control rooms are based at Hanley and at Police HQ in Stafford covering the whole of Staffordshire. The video below gives an overview of the service the controls rooms provide:


Report a crime anonymously

Call anonymously with information about crime on 0800 555 111.

Calls are not traced or recorded and callers will not have to give a statement or go to court.

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