Contacting the Police in an Emergency
Always dial 999 in an emergency where there is a danger to life, or a crime is in progress. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From a mobile phone, please dial 999 or 112.
Talk online to one of our operators - not for emergency use. In an emergency always call 999.
101 - Non Emergency Number
Telephone 101 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for non-emergencies where:
- Police attendance is required
- To report a crime
- To report other incidents
- For general help/advice
If you cannot use the 101 number from your phone and would like to use a regular telephone number, please follow the link below to find the telephone number of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team, this method must only be used to contact a specific Officer with a query relating to an ongoing incident. 101 should be the main number called in Non Emergences.
You can report minor crime online using our simple step-by-step online form. Click here to submit a minor crime online.
Did you know you if you cannot make voice calls you can contact the Police by text message?
For a non-emergency simply text your message to 999 (NOTE you MUST register your number first, instructions below)
In an emergency –
First register your phone with "emergencySMS" by texting ‘register’ to 999 and follow the instructions. Don’t wait till an emergency happens.
Then in an emergency :
Text 999 with –
- Which service you require Police / Fire / Ambulance / Coastguard
- What is happening in brief
- Where it is happening, giving house number, street, postcode or nearby landmark.
(Try to keep your text short (under 160 characters) in order that it is sent in one message, rather than two).
More information visit www.emergencysms.org.uk - opens in a new browser window
Contacting your local Neighbourhood Policing Team
Click here to visit the Neighbourhood Policing Team pages
Every neighbourhood in West Yorkshire has its own dedicated policing team. You can contact the team via telephone or email, or attend one of their local public meetings, to discuss neighbourhood issues.
Find your local team and contacts via the postcode search tool or use the maps, on the Neighbourhourhood Policing Team website.
Alternatively your NPT may also be on Facebook and / or Twitter - find out more about NPTs on Social Media here.
Calling in at Your Local Police Station
Details of your nearest local police station along with opening times and directions maps can be found on our divisional pages. To find these, use the NPT link above, then click the part of the map covering your local area to reveal your local Divisional page. Once on the divisional page, scroll down past the Divisional map, to view your local police station details. Opening times are listed along with telephone number, postal address and a link to google maps.
Our Frequently Asked Questions
There is a national "Ask the Police" website which answers many of the questions asked by members of the public. There is a useful A to Z section plus a contact page for West Yorkshire Police.
Counter Terrorism / Anti-Terrorism
- Anti-Terrorist Hotline : 0800 789 321
Deaf / Deafblind / Deafened / Hard of Hearing or Speech-Impaired?
West Yorkshire Police operates a TEXTPHONE and Typetalk system for use in case of an emergency and non-emergency. The TEXTPHONE telephone number is Freetext 18001 101
The Typetalk telephone number is either 999 or 101 or Minicom 01924 293 932. This should only be used by deaf/deafened or hard of hearing.
999 Emergency SMS text service for Deaf, Hearing Impaired and Speech Impaired. Text to 07786 200 200, all messages must start with '999'.
General Enquiries by mail to:
West Yorkshire Police Headquarters
PO Box 9
(Please note the above address is strictly for post only and is a PO Box, if you need to use a postcode for satellite navigation to get to West Yorkshire Police headquarters, please use WF1 3QS).
If you have any information about crime, contact Crimestoppers on Freephone 0800 555 111 - 24 hours a day. You don't have to give your name and you may qualify for a cash reward.
This is a free phone number when dialling from a UK land line - when dialling from a mobile phone knock of the first zero - calls from a mobile are not free and are charged at standard call rates.
Online Request Forms
Firearms Forms and Contact Details
The links below go to the relevant recruitment sections, if we are currently recruiting, the links to the relevant forms will be available on the respective linked pages.
- Police Regulars Recruitment section
- Police Specials Recruitment Section
- Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) Recruitment Section
- Volunteers in Policing Recruitment Section
- Police Staff Recruitment Section
Complaints Against Police
- Giving a Compliment - Complete the Online Compliment Form
- Complaints About Staff - Complete the Online Complaint Form
Subject Access Request Forms
The Subject Access provisions of the Data Protection Act gives an individual the right to have a copy of any personal data held on them.
Click here to view the Subject Access Request Form.
Please Note: West Yorkshire Police can not advise on Visa Applications, please refer to the website for the relevant country that you need to visit.
Reporting Fraud Online
Have you’ve been scammed, conned or defrauded. Report it online on www.actionfraud.org.uk
Reporting Illegal Images on the Web
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) operates the only INTERNET ‘hotline’ in the UK for reporting illegal images on the web.
Working in partnership with Police, Government, the internet and mobile industries, the IWF provides this free service for the general public which is aimed at minimising the availability of illegal content to protect internet users.
What do we mean by illegal images on the web? This means images and in some cases text, which you see or may be inadvertently exposed to on a website, which contains any of the following:
Child abuse images (also known as ‘child pornography’)
Criminally obscene content which means images featuring acts of extreme and violent sexual activity
If you genuinely stumble across such images accidentally, or are inadvertently exposed to them you must report them to the IWF.
It is an offence to deliberately seek out illegal images and purposely viewing child abuse images can carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
Why should I report these images?
Reports from the public help us to combat this content and where possible, have it removed. This makes the internet a safer place for everyone.
Child abuse images reflect the real abuse of a child and your reports to the hotline might help the authorities to trace and rescues a young victim from further abuse.
How do I report?
Go to the IWF website www.iwf.org.uk and complete the step-by-step form. The form is easy to navigate and reports can be submitted anonymously.
Note, some of the above files are in PDF format. To view these files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from Adobe.
Click here to download Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader*.
Further PDF accessibility information, including details of accessing PDF documents using 'Assistive Technology' is available from access.adobe.com. This website is a resource designed to help people with visual disabilities work more effectively with Adobe® Acrobat® software and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The site includes information about Acrobat 5.0, online conversion tools, Information and resources including FAQ's and links as well as downloads.
Page Updated July 2013