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Emergency Calls

Hertfordshire Constabulary

 

In an emergency always dial Telephone 999

 

An emergency is when:

 

  • Someone is injured, being threatened or is in danger.
  • There is a risk of injury to someone or a risk of serious damage to property.
  • A crime is in progress or you suspect a crime is in progress.
  • There is a serious incident which needs immediate police attendance.
  • Someone suspected of a crime is nearby.

 

 

Non-Emergencies

 

In a non-emergency dial Telephone 101

 

When should I use Telephone 101?

 

You should call Telephone 101 to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response. For example, if:

 

  • Your car has been stolen.
  • Your property has been damaged.
  • You suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood.

Or to:

 

  • Give the police information about crime in your area.
  • Speak to the police about a general enquiry.

 

You should always call Telephone 999 when it is an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened.