If you need to contact the police for any reason there are a number of ways to do it. Some of these depend on the nature of the problem.
In an emergency, when a crime is taking place or when a person is in immediate danger, people should always call 999.
Non-Emergency Number 101
The new non-emergency number 101 went live on Monday 7th November 2011.
This number replaces the 0300 300 99 99 number, which will gradually be phased out before being turned off completely on Monday 9th January 2012. Until the number is turned off, a message will be posted on the line directing callers to the new 101 number.
Calls to the 101 number will be answered by control room staff. Residents will not find themselves speaking to someone in another part of the country and there are many great benefits to the introduction of the new non-emergency number.
The 101 number can be used when people simply want to talk to a local police officer, or for other non-emergencies including:
- reporting that a car has been stolen
- reporting that property has been damaged
- reporting suspected drug use or dealing taking place
- reporting a minor traffic collision
- giving police information about crime in their area
When a call is made to 101, you will hear a recorded message announcing that you are being connected to your local Police Force. If you are located on a boundary between two or more forces, the message will give you a choice of which Police Force to be connected to.
Police call handlers will then answer the calls and if the incident is recognised as an emergency, the operator will put you through to 999.
Calls to 101 will cost 15p per call, irrespective of how long the call may last and applies to all landlines and mobile phones.
Local Beat manager for the area, 3258 PC Jason Fellows, can be contacted for NON URGENT information and advice:
Phone: 101, extension 807 7373
Mobile: 07525 226 893
Email PC Jason Fellows
The PCSO for the area is PCSO Lucy Campion who can be contacted for NON URGENT issues by:
Mobile: 07525 989 445
Email PCSO Lucy Campion
For matters that require an URGENT response 999 should be used, for example where offenders are actively at a crime scene or are believed to be in the area.
Where a call is required to record a crime that has occurred at some time in the past, 101 which is the National Police number for Police should be used and an incident created for audit purposes.
Both PC Fellows and PCSO Campion work shifts. so please bear this in mind when making calls to them.
Neighbourhood Alert is a new two-way secure communication system which allows residents to communicate with Nottinghamshire Police and for Nottinghamshire Police to communicate with residents and alert them to incidents in their area.
Communication is by email, text or telephone, but residents need to “sign up” to the system to enjoy the benefits.
Crimestoppers is a charity that works with police forces throughout the UK to solve crime. It was set up in 1988 to break the wall of silence that sometimes surrounds crime, a silence that criminals exploit in order to avoid justice. If you have information about a crime or a criminal, the anonymous number 0800 555 111 enables you to pass on that information in complete confidence.
You will not be asked your name, your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court. You may also be eligible for a reward.
For emergencies and crimes in progress, call 999. For all other incidents please use the non-emergency number: 101.
In person to Retford Police Station
Retford now operates on a shared service facility based at the square in the town centre.
Failing these, you can contact the police online here.