Contacting the police

There was some discussion at the recent panel meeting about ways to contact police. The SNT are not a 24/7 team, so if emails are sent or messages left on the answerphone, they may not be picked up for 2 days then sometimes its too late for the issue to be dealt with effectively. Below is a list of the various ways police can be contacted and for which issues.  

101 – call this number for non-emergencies.  You can call 101 to report a crime that has already happened, seek crime prevention advice or make us aware of any policing issues in your local area .

Online reporting – A limited number of crimes can be reported online, these include thefts, damage to property, hate crimes and fraud.  Visit https://online.met.police.uk/ in order to report.

Reporting Crime – This can either be done by calling 101 or reporting online at https://online.met.police.uk/.  (Please note – Messages should not be left on the SNT mobile or sent to the email inbox to report crime.  This is because if we are not on duty, forensic/suspect opportunities may be lost by waiting a couple of days.)

Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour –  There are many types of antic-social behaviour and not all should be reported to the police.  Please follow this link for more information –  http://content.met.police.uk/Article/How-do-I-report-ASB/1400022085967/1400022085967

Safer Neighbourhood Team by email/phone – The SNT can be contacted for various community issues from neighbour problems to anti social behaviour.  If we can’t help we will try and point you in the right direction.  Please be aware that the SNT are not a 24/7 service and therefore, by leaving a message or sending an email, you may not receive a response for a couple of days.  Please do not use this phone number to report crime, please call 101.

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