999 - In an emergency, always dial 999. If a crime is in progress or if there is a threat to life, call immediately and you will receive an urgent response.
101 - For non-urgent police matters, dial 101. The number is available 24/7 and is for reporting less-urgent crime, to speak with someone about an incident already reported, or to contact a specific police officer or member of staff.
Website - visit www.suffolk.police.ukto report a crime, to report a fraud and to find the answer to a huge range of policing questions. Safety advice can also be found online, along with contact details for our teams.
Non-urgent messages can be sent to police via the Constabulary Facebook page - Suffolk Constabulary Official Page or via @SuffolkPolice on Twitter. Following these accounts provides regular access to crime and policing updates. These should not be used for requesting urgent police assistance.
Police stations - Police station front counters at Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Lowestoft will be open from 9am-5pm Monday - Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm. Station clerks can assist with a range of policing queries and can take reports of crime.
Local officers - Safer Neighbourhood Team officers spend time out and about in local communities and are available to speak about local issues.
At times, the police are not the best agency to provide the support or help needed. The Constabulary should always be the first port of call when someone is in danger or a crime is in progress but alternative agencies should be contacted for issues including:
Noisy neighbours: The police do not have any powers to prosecute for noise nuisance. The Environmental Health department of your local authority should be contacted unless a crime is in progress.
Defective street lights: the local council has the responsibility for maintaining or repairing street lights.
Rogue traders: Reports of rogue traders should be made to Trading Standards. If you are aware of an incident in progress, or someone is in danger call police on 999.
Lost or found dogs: Local councils have dog wardens who deal with lost or found dogs, call them for assistance and advice with these matters.
Full information on the services provided by the Council can be found at www.suffolk.gov.uk.
If someone is seriously ill or injured and there life is at risk you should dial 999 immediatly