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In an emergency you should dial 999

An emergency is when a crime is being committed or has just been witnessed, there is a risk of injury, or a risk of serious damage to property.

In an non-emergency you should dial 101

Use this number to report a non-emergency incident or make a general enquiry. 

Contacting GMP with information


Crimestoppers is an independent charity who will not want your name, just your information. Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement. If you have any information relating to guns and gangs or any crime you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through

Praise and complaints

If you think that a police officer or member of police staff has behaved incorrectly or unfairly, or if you have received good service from us, we want to know about your experiences.

You call tell us about your positive experiences here.

Please read our Complaints section to find out how to make a complaint and the appeals process.

Please do not use this facility to report crimes or enquire on outstanding crimes. Please phone 101 with details.

Emergency SMS service

The emergencySMS service lets deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people in the UK send an SMS text message to the UK 999 service where it will be passed to the police, ambulance, fire rescue, or coastguard.

Find out more about the service here:

Hearing or speech impaired 

Contact via RNID typetalk - 18000 for emergency calls

Ask the Police

The Ask the Police website, an official police resource, has been developed to reduce the number of non-emergency calls to police forces.You can access an extensive bank of police-based Frequently Asked Questions.

Social Media

Greater Manchester Police has a Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube account 

Postal Enquiries

You can write to the following address:

Greater Manchester Police
Openshaw Complex,
Lawton Street,
M11 2NS


For directions to GMP HQ or Nexus House, please visit the Directions to GMP sites

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