Contact Us

This section provides information on the various ways to contact Cleveland Police depending on the urgency and type of request.


Dial 999 and ask for the Police

An emergency is where:

  • There is risk of injury
  • There is risk of serious damage to property
  • You suspect a crime is in progress
  • Someone suspected of a crime is nearby
  • There is a danger to life
  • Violence is being used or threatened
  • It is a serious incident which needs immediate police attendance


Call 101

A non-emergency is where:

  • There is NO immediate danger to life
  • The crime is NOT in progress
  • The offender is NOT nearby
  • Your car has been vandalised
  • Your phone has been stolen
  • Needed to speak to someone about a crime
  • Want to report someone dealing drugs in your neighbourhood
  • You have a general enquiry

Media Enquiries

The press office handles media enquiries from journalists and freelancers working for recognised media outlets and is open Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays, during normal office hours. Please note that news releases are also available on our Facebook page.

This is a service for journalists working for recognised media outlets only.

It is not an enquiry line for the general public.