There are lots of ways you can get in touch with your local police. You can call the dedicated 101 number, make contact via https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/ speak to an officer, call in to your local station and when appropriate, dial 999.
The switchboard is often the first point of contact for people either calling 999 in an emergency or for those calling 101 to report non-urgent crime or for advice and information.
The switchboard helps the Police to prioritise calls they receive, but also need the public’s help to keep the 101 service running effectively.
When to call 101 and 999:
If a crime is occurring now, or has just happened, call 999. If it isn’t urgent or you are asking for an update or information then call 101.
The Police understand that it can be very frustrating to be in a call queue and kept waiting. So please help them. When contacting police, please think before you call and ask yourself- is my call really important and necessary? Have you checked the website – you may find you get the information you need more quickly that way.
Need to report a crime?
For non-urgent crime, you can report online via the online secure reporting form https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/
You can also report crime anonymously and securely to Crimestoppers or by calling 0800 555 111.
Need advice? Check online…
The website has advice about all sorts of issues from parking, nuisance noise and anti-social behaviour, to speeding and crime prevention. By checking their website before you call, you could save time and get the information or contact details you need straight away.
Lost or found property?
Visit https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/Lostandfound to log the details quickly and easily.
If your dog is lost, you can contact Swindon Borough Council – https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20091/animal_welfare/4/report_a_lost_dog or https://doglost.co.uk/
Should you find a stray dog try and contact the owner. If you can’t then please contact – https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20091/animal_welfare/566/missing_and_found_pets