COVID-19: How you can help Lancashire Police

We need your help.

We have tried and tested plans in place to deal with emergencies like Coronavirus.

However, over the coming months, we’re asking you to do a few things to help us continue to be there for you, when you need us the most during this challenging time:

      • Everyone must follow the Government Advice which is set out here.

      • We understand the huge sacrifices people are already making – but this is a national health emergency. Adhering to the advice will save lives, protect the NHS and keep people in Lancashire safe.

      • Please follow the website here: for all the latest advice. It is the best source of information for people and is being constantly updated.

      • Please help us to help you by only contacting us if you need a police response. Think before calling 101 - remember you can report non-emergency crimes/incidents quickly and easily online here.

      • Report things like animal welfare, clean streets, grounds maintenance, bin collections, planning questions, highways/parking issues, suspected benefit fraud and fly tipping to your local council, who are better placed to help. Find your local council here: and report online to them via their website.

      • Avoid calling us on 101 to check if someone is in our custody as, due to data protection laws, we can’t give you this information.

      • Got a burning question about the police? We'd ask you to think before you call us. Instead, log on to - it’s the official police online resource that gives you the answers to a wide variety of police related FAQs. You can also download their app from Google Store or iTunes.

      • If you’ve reported a non-emergency crime, please do not call us on 101 requesting an update. If you’ve got the mobile number or email of the officer dealing with your case, call them directly, they will be best placed to help you.

      • Follow our social media channels for all the latest information which we will be constantly updating. You can also tune in to local radio stations including BBC Radio Lancashire.

By playing your part, and supporting us at this time, we can all work together to ensure that our resources are readily available for emergency situations, when you need us the most.

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