The new non-emergency police telephone number
101 is now live in Dorset.
101 non-emergency number is also live across all
of the police forces in the south west – and it will be available
across all force areas of England and Wales by the end of January
You should now call 101 to
contact the police to report less urgent crime and disorder or to
speak to your local officers.
For example, call 101:
- to give the police information about crime in
- to speak to the police about a general
- if your car has been stolen
- if your property has been damaged
- if you suspect drug use or dealing in your
- to report a minor traffic accident
Calls to the 101
non-emergency number – from both landlines and mobiles – cost 15
pence per call no matter what time of day you call, or how long you
are on the phone.
If you have a speech or hearing impairment,
you can textphone 18001 101.
For more information about the
101 non-emergency number, please
follow this link >
You can also continue to contact us on 01202 22 22 22 and if you
are calling from outside Dorset, please use this number.
In an emergency – when a crime is in
progress or life is at risk – you should always dial
New non-emergency number goes live
Dorset Police is reminding the public
that the number to dial to contact the police for non-emergencies
is 101 – as the Home Office announces the number is now live
The Home Office has today – Wednesday 11 January 2012 –
confirmed that every police force in England and Wales is now using
101 as its non-emergency contact number.
Dorset Police, together with its neighbouring
forces in the south west region, started using the 101
non-emergency number in September 2011.