Report Crime With Avon and Somerset Constabulary

✅ Article By Anne-Marie Pearman & Reviewed By Zeynep Topcu

Avon and Somerset Police have been serving the Avon and Somerset area for more than 180 years. Avon and Somerset Police, as they know it today, formed in 1974 from the merger of the former Somerset and Bath Constabulary with the Bristol police force and the Staple Hill division of Gloucestershire Constabulary.

They help reduce crime and make a real difference to the communities in Avon and Somerset. They provide support and reassurance to people on what might feel like the worst day of their lives, and many will look to them for guidance and protection.

Visit the Avon and Somerset Constabulary Crime Reporting page to find details on how to report a crime.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Call 999 right away for any emergency, such as:

  • You are witnessing a crime or someone in extreme danger.
  • A serious offence is in progress, or the offender is still at the crime scene.
  • Someone is causing damage to a property.

When you are in danger and can't speak, Please follow the steps below:

Call 999 from your cell phone:

  1. Police won't be able to track your location, so you may cough, press some keys or provide any clue to locate you.
  2. Press 55 when prompted, and a Police officer will be able to listen to the voice coming through the phone.
Call 999 from the Landline:
  1. Police can track your location even if you don't speak.
  2. They will be able to hear your background noises and send an immediate rescue if they a suspect any danger.

Non-Emergency Crime Reporting

Call 101 when it is less urgent, but you need to report a crime or an offence such as:

  • Stolen Car
  • Property Damaged
  • Drug Dealing
  • Traffic Accident

Textphone Service

In case you have hearing or speech impairment:

  • Use TextPhone Service 18000 for Emergency Situations.
  • Use TextPhone Service 18001101 for Non-Emergency Situation.

Contact CrimeStoppers

To anonymously report a crime or suspicious behaviour:

Avon and Somerset Constabulary And Crime Commissioner Details:

Mark Shelford is the current Police Commissioner for Avon and Somerset Constabulary. Find Details below to contact the PCC Headquarters Office:

Contact Avon and Somerset Constabulary:


Phone: 101

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