999? 101? 267 6397? Which number and when

Advising people on when and how to contact the Police is one of our most common activities, so here’s some advice:

Ring 999 if:

Otherwise please ring 101

Reporting a crime
First, call the Police using 999 or 101 depending on the situation. Then, the Watch would appreciate a call on 267 6397. This allows us to pass on the relevant information to other members via the latest news page of this website or our regular printed newsletter.

How to contact our local officers

The police website pages for the Birstall and Wanlip beat are here

You can also leave a message on the police voice mail system for a particular officer by calling 101 - remember to have the officer's voice mail number (which is the same as their collar number) handy as you will be asked to key it in.

We have 3 local officers:
PC 2139 Richard Carruthers.

You can contact him on 101 - follow the instructions and when prompted, enter the identification number 2139 and leave a message.


PC 1276 Keith James.

You can contact him on 101 - follow the instructions and when prompted, enter the identification number 1276 and leave a message.


PCSO 6611 Mark Butler.

You can contact him on 101 - follow the instructions and when prompted, enter the identification number 6611 and leave a message.