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Non-emergency - call 101*

Kent Police's 101 service is currently available 24/7. Call police by dailing 101 to;

  • report non-urgent crime
    - non-urgent is classed as when the crime is no longer in progress or offenders have left the scene
  • report a minor road traffic collision
    - if someone is injured or the collision has blocked a fast-moving road (e.g. dual carriageway or motorway) call 999.
  • ask to speak to your local officer
    - you can also email them directly - visit Neighbourhood Search
  • make a general policing enquiry
    - see if the answer to your question is available online by using our A to Z section
  • make us aware of a local community policing issue
    - you can also email your local policing team directly - visit Neighbourhood Search
  • request an update on an on-going case
    - please have your crime reference number to hand.

Examples of non-urgent crimes or incidents are:

  • 'My bike has been stolen'
  • 'My car has been vandalised'
  • 'I think I’ve found some stolen property'
  • 'I was in a minor traffic collision this morning'
  • 'I need to speak to my local officer'

Read frequently asked questions about the 101 number.

* Or 01622 690690 if calling from outside the UK.


Debris on the road

Report debris on the road (including trees and abandoned vehicles) to Kent County Council.


In an emergency


Calling 101 for situations that do not require an immediate police response keep 999 available for when there is an emergency. You should only use the 999 service if;

  • a crime is happening
  • someone suspected of a crime is nearby
  • someone is injured as a result of a crime
  • you are being threatened or a life is at risk
  • there is a traffic incident involving personal injury or danger (e.g. vehicles are blocking a fast-moving road).

For everything else call police on 101. Calls to 101 will never cost more than 15 pence - no matter what time of day you call, how long your call lasts or even if you call from a mobile. We do not receive any of the call cost.

Calling from outside Kent

Overseas callers and callers from outside Kent can call us on 01622 690690.

112 – European emergency number for countries in the European Union. As a European citizen, you can call 112 to contact the emergency services.


Media agencies

 Media outlets should contact our Press Office with enquiries.