There are a number of ways you can contact Merseyside Police.
If it's an emergency call 999
Call this number if:
- a serious office is in progress or has just been committed;
- someone is in immediate danger or harm;
- property is in danger of being damaged;
- a serious disruption to the public is likely.
If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use the textphone service 18000.
Or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.
Silent 999 calls
If you're in danger but you can't talk on the phone, you should still call 999, then follow these instructions depending on whether you're calling from a mobile or a landline.
If it's not an emergency or for general enquiries call 101*
*Examples of when you might call this number include:
- "My property has been stolen from my driveway"
- "My car was vandalised last night"
- "My house was burgled whilst I was on holiday"
You can also report crimes, anti-social behaviour and matters involving driving, vehicle and road traffic incidents online.
On social media
Visit Merseyside Police
Find your nearest police station or contact point.
Report a crime anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
There may be times when you wish to report or an incident or give the police information, but you don't want anyone to know who you are.
If this is the case, you can contact Crimestoppers.
Crimestoppers are a UK charity. They are completely independent from the police, which means if you call them you won't have to give your name. It also means you won't have to give evidence or go to court.
Report a hate crime to Stop Hate UK on 0800 138 1625
Merseyside's Police Commissioner has funded national charity Stop Hate UK to deliver an independent 24/7 helpline for all victims of hate crime in Merseyside.
The service is open 24 hours a day and can be accessed in eight different ways including telephone, with British sign language, by text and on line via https://www.stophateuk.org/.
Find out more about Hate Crime.