101 Non-Emergency Telephone Number


101 is the new number Woodside residents and workers should use to contact the police when it’s less urgent than 999.

When you dial 101 from a telephone in Woodside you will be connected to the  Scotland Police Call Centre for Glasgow.

The 101 non-emergency number makes it quicker and easier to contact local police when you don’t need an emergency response, for example to:

  • speak to a local police officer
  • report a crime that’s already happened, such as a theft of a vehicle or damage to property
  • get crime prevention advice
  • make police aware of  suspected drug use or drug dealing in our area

101 will replace current police non-emergency numbers. It provides one easy-to-remember number to contact the police wherever you are in Scotland, or elsewhere in the UK.

The 101 non-emergency number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It costs a flat rate of 15p per call from both landline and mobile networks, no matter how long you are on the phone or what time of day it is.

By having one easy to remember number, 101 should make the police more accessible while reducing pressure on the 999 system.

Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech-impaired callers can access the service via TextRelay on 1 800 1 101.

In an emergency always dial 999 – when a life is in danger, a crime is in progress or a suspect is nearby.