Common Questions - Contacting the Police

Left AlignIn an emergency

Members of the public are asked to phone 999 only in an emergency. What do you regard as an emergency?

An emergency is an incident which requires an IMMEDIATE police response
• Where there is danger to life
• Where there is a risk of serious injury
• Where a crime is in progress or is about to happen
• Where an offender is still at the scene or has just left


What number should you ring if it is not an emergency?

For Magherafelt District please ring 028 7963 3701

This number will connect you to District headquarters where switchboard operators will assist you.

If you are in any doubt ring 999