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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

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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) are free, no matter what time of day you call, or how long you are on the phone.

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.


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.

If you have any information relating to any crime you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their website.




Terrorists won't succeed if someone reports suspicious activity - and you are that someone.

In an emergency, dial 999

If you consider anything to be suspicious or connected with terrorism, call either the national anti-terrorism hotline on 0800 789 321 or Lancashire Constabulary on 101.

Read more about how Lancashire Constabulary works with communities to help those who are vulnerable to being drawn into criminal activity. 

Human trafficking

A national phone line is available for victims of human trafficking.

The freephone Modern Slavery Helpline number 0800 0121 700 operates 24/7. 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.

If you have intelligence about human trafficking, or want to report it, you can call our 101 non-emergency number or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

In an emergency, call 999.

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