Contact the Police

There are a number of ways you can contact Merseyside Police.

If it's an emergency call 999

Call this number if:

  • A crime is happening now
  • Someone is injured
  • You or someone else is in danger
  • The person who has committed the offence is still there or nearby

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"
  • *Calls to 101 cost 15 pence per call from landlines and mobiles - no matter how long you're on the phone.

If you're calling from outside Merseyside you can call us on 0151 709 6010.

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

Merseyside's Police Commissioner has funded national charity Stop Hate UK to deliver an independent 24/7 helpline for all victims of hate crime.

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

Find out more about Hate Crime.