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.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
101 - Non Emergency Number
Telephone 101 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for non-emergencies where:
Contacting your local Neighbourhood Policing Team
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.
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
General Enquiries by mail
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)
Online Request Forms
See our relevant recruitment sections, if we are currently recruiting, these sections will be advertising our vancanies for Police jobs, Police Community Support Officer and Police staff roles as well as opportunuties for volunteering in the Police.
Feedback Forms for 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.