Essex Police are seeing an increase in people ringing 999 for non-emergency matters, there are many different ways you can report non-emergency crime.
On average only 20% of 999 calls received by Essex Police require an emergency response. Calling 999 must be a last resort and you should only use this service if you are reporting an emergency that requires an immediate and urgent police response.
Need to contact the police?
Follow these steps to help find which service would be best for you.
- Right service?
Unsure if it’s a police issue? Or is another service better suited?
Find out at www.askthe.police.uk.
- Check online
Is the information already on the website?
Check online at www.essex.police.uk.
- Report online
Has a crime already happened and you want to report it?
Report online at www.essex.police.uk.
- Live chat / 101
Do you want to share some information with us or speak to someone specific?
Use Live Chat, otherwise call 101.
- Call 999
Is it an emergency? Is a crime happening right now or is life or property at risk?
There is lots of information on the Essex Police website, including tips and advice, how to make your home more secure, who to call if you’ve found an abandoned vehicle and what to do if you think you’ve been a victim of fraud.
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