Contacting the Police
Contacting the police can be very difficult for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind or have a speech impairment. To make it easier to contact the police there are choices:
- Text the emergency text number 999. You MUST register your mobile phone number before using this service. You only need to do this once. Send a text message to the number 999, with the word 'Register', and follow the simple instructions. Find out more by following the link to the web page Emergency Text Service.
- If you use Text Relay, dial 18000 and you will be put through to the police.
- Get a hearing person to dial 999.
There are several ways to contact the police if it is not an emergency.
- Text the non-emergency text number on 81819. Find out more by following the link to the web page Non Emergency Text Service.
- If you use Text Relay, dial 18001 101.
- Get a hearing person to dial 101.
- Fax 01275 814546.
Police Link Officer for Deaf people (PLOD)
When you contact the police, you can ask for a Police Link Officer for Deaf people (PLOD).