Report a crime here.

Report a road traffic incident here

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By phone


Call 999 if:

  • a serious offence is in progress or has just been committed
  • someone is in immediate danger or harm
  • property is in danger of being damaged
  • a serious disruption to the public is likely

Text 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve registered with the emergencySMS service.


Call 101* for non-emergency enquiries.

* Calls to 101 cost 15 pence per call from landlines and mobiles, no matter how long you're on the phone.

If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service on 18001 101.

Before you call

So that we can deal with your call as quickly as possible, please try to have the following:

  • the date and time the crime happened
  • the location, such as address or road name along with the town or city
  • the details of any witnesses or suspects
  • if you think there is any additional evidence such as forensic evidence or mobile phone footage; or if there is clear CCTV footage of the offence being committed, please make us aware

Other ways to get in touch if it isn't an emergency:

For general enquiries, please send a letter to:

Essex Police Headquarters
PO Box 2

Before reporting a crime

The following things aren't police matters, but your local council ought to be able to help with them:

For vehicles on the road with no valid road tax, contact the DVLA.

Anti-terrorist hotline

Call the UK anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 if you've seen or heard something you think could suggest terrorist activity.

Stay anonymous – Crimestoppers

Contact Crimestoppers either online or on 0800 555 111 to anonymously report a crime or suspicious behaviour.

Contact our press office

If you're an accredited journalist and need to contact our press office, please call 01245 452450.

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