Contacting the Police in a non-emergency

With the current restrictions in place, Devon & Cornwall Police are seeing an increased demand with reports and concerns Poster containing details of all the different methods of contacting the police in a non-emergencyaround Covid 19 breaches.

The force offers many ways for people to contact them in a non-emergency should they need help.

To make sure communities receive the best service please follow these simple steps when contacting the police:

  1. Are you wanting to report a breach of Covid 19 restrictions?
    If you are reporting a breach of restrictions then you can do this using the national reporting form on the website –
  2. AskNED – the non-emergency directory
    Need to ask a question but not sure who to ask for help, then AskNED –  
  3. Go online –
    On the website you can find the answers to many of the questions people ask when calling the police plus lots of helpful information and advice.
  4. Report Crime Online
    If you need to report a crime or tell the police something, then why not report online using WebChat or the Crime Reporting Form.  Alternatively, you can email
  5. Call – 101 Non-emergency number

Remember in an emergency, always call 999.

A poster has been created to help people understand the different ways to contact the police – please feel free to share this with your friends, family and colleagues, or print the poster and display in your community. To download the poster please visit this website.

If you are wanting specific advice on current restrictions, please visit the FAQs section on the police website which provides all the latest information and advice.