101 is coming to the Humberside policing area with effect from 7 November 2011 and will replace our current single non-emergency number.
What will this mean to you?
101 is now the only number to call when you want to get through to your local police when it’s less urgent than 999.
This change is part of a national programme to make it easier for you to contact us. 101 should be used for non-emergencies such as:
- reporting a crime
- contacting local officers
- getting crime prevention advice
- making us aware of policing issues in your local area
- making an appointment with a police officer
- for any other non-emergency
- 101 does not replace 999, which will continue to be used for emergencies.
- It will replace our existing 0845 number, although there will be a period when both numbers will be available.
- If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired, you can textphone us on 18001 101
- Calls to 101 from landlines and mobiles cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call or how long your call lasts.
- International callers, those in the UK residing outside of England and Wales and those residing in local force areas currently awaiting access to 101 should call 0845 60 60 222 to contact Humberside Police.
- You can also use this website to contact us [Link]
999 should be used for an emergency, when:
- a crime is happening
- offenders are nearby
- someone is injured
- someone’s life is being threatened
- immediate action is required
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Find the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about 101