101 is the number to contact the police when it’s less urgent than 999.
The 101 non-emergency number will make it quicker and easier for you to contact the police when you don’t need an emergency response. For example to:
- Speak to your local police officer
- Report a crime that’s already happened, such as a theft or damage to property
- Get crime prevention advice
- Make us aware of any policing issues in your area.
101 provides an easy-to-remember number to contact the police. It can be used wherever you are in Scotland or in the UK.
The 101 non-emergency number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When you dial 101, the system will determine your location.
By having one easy to remember number, 101 should make the police more accessible. It will also reduce pressure on the 999 system.
In an emergency always dial 999 - when a life is in danger, a crime is in progress or a suspect is nearby.
UK calls out with Scotland
UK callers residing outside of Scotland should call 0141 308 1070 to contact Police Scotland.
International callers should call +44 141 308 1070 to contact Police Scotland.