Emergency - dial 999
The 999 number is a 24 hour service and should only be used in situations where there is:
- Danger to life
- Use, or immediate threat of use, of violence
- A crime in progress
- Serious injury to a person
- An offender has just been disturbed at the scene
- A need for immediate police attendance such as when a crime is about to be committed
- Non-emergencies - online or dial 101
Non-Emergency - dial 101
If you want to report a crime, pass on concerns about your area or simply want to make an enquiry, visit our online reporting site or call 101.
You can call 101 from anywhere in the UK to get through to Lancashire Constabulary.
If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired call our non-emergency number via minicom on 18001 101.
Please note that all 999 and 101 calls are recorded.
How much does it cost to call 101?
Calls to 101 (from both landlines and mobile networks) cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call, or how long you are on the phone.
The 15p cost of the call goes to the telephony providers to cover the cost of carrying the calls. The police and government receive no money from calls to 101.
Contacting Lancashire Police if you can't access 101
If you are contacting Lancashire Police from outside the United Kingdom please dial +44 1772 614444.
The 101 service always tries to put you through to the police force in the area where you are calling from. Some business switchboards in England block 101 but you can still contact us by calling 01772 614444.
The cost of the above numbers depend on your phone provider so we would recommend you use 101 if possible because it never costs more than 15p, no matter how long your call lasts.
Crimestoppers is an independent charity who will not want your name, just your information.
Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.
Terrorists won't succeed if someone reports suspicious activity - and you are that someone.
In an emergency, dial 999
Read more about how Lancashire Constabulary works with communities to help those who are vulnerable to being drawn into criminal activity.
A phone line is available for victims of human trafficking.
The freephone number 0800 0121 700 operates 24/7 and is run by the NSPCC on behalf of the Home Office. This number provides support for those who may be victims of human trafficking.
You can also call the Salvation Army’s 24-hour confidential referral helpline on 0300 3038151.
In an emergency, call 999.