999/101 Summer call demand

25 July 2022

Every year, Police Scotland sees a significant rise in 101 and 999 calls in the summer months.

To ease demand on their service centres, they are working to ensure that people are informed of who is best to contact when the police are needed. In an emergency, 999 should always be used. For callers who don’t require an emergency response, Police Scotland can be contacted via 101.

The Police Scotland website Contact Police Scotland – Police Scotland has a selection of online reporting forms which deal with a range of incidents including stalking, hate crime and lost property. Using these forms means that these types of incidents are dealt with in a timely and most appropriate manner.


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