Find below the visitor support details of the City of London Police. Besides contact details, the page also offers a brief overview of the police force.
Guildhall Yard East
Phone: 999 (emergency)
Phone: 101 (non-emergency)
Phone: +44 20 7601 2222 (from abroad)
About City of London Police
The City of London Police is responsible for the enforcement of all laws and ordinances and investigation of crime within its legal jurisdiction. Formed in the year 1839, the London police boasts of more than 750 officers and 450 staff. Policing outside the City of London is administered by the Metropolitan Police Service. Headquartered at Guildhall, the City of London Police has two key stations at Bishopsgate and Wood Street. As for the ranks, you have the Commissioner on the top followed by Assistant Commissioner, Commander, Chief Superintendent, Superintendent, Chief Inspector, Inspector, Sergeant and Constable. The police force is supported by various departments such as the Crime Investigation, Economic Crime, and Intelligence and Information.
Want to locate a police station nearest to your address? You can use this handy tool on the website to find one by postcode, street address or area. Any of the nearest station can be visited to report crime or to obtain information. You can also report a crime on phone or online using the form. Besides crime, you can report a road traffic incident, antisocial behavior, missing person, fraud, lost/found property or lost/stolen vehicles. For the benefit of residents, there are a number of services that can be availed online without visiting the station. If you submitted a road traffic incident report, you can download a copy of the “collision report”. Before you apply for one, you will need to keep the police reference number handy. According to the website, the report can take up to 16 weeks from the date of submission. And if you have been a victim of a crime you can apply for compensation online. Compensation can be for personal injury, medical expenses, loss from fraud or loss from theft or damage to property.
For those visiting London as overseas visitor, you may need to register after you arrive. If you need to register, the same must be written on the entry visa vignette, biometric residence permit or Home Office letter. A police registration certificate (PRC) will be handed over upon the completion of the process. The website states the PRC may be “accepted as proof of identity in the UK”. As for how to register, foreign nationals are advised to visit the Overseas Visitors Records Office (OVRO) if living in London. The police registration certificate must be received within seven days of arriving in the City of London. There might be a fine and even deportation for those who fail to comply. If you have lost the police registration certificate, you might have to visit the OVRO office again with the recommended set of documents. Details of same are published on the website. For frequently asked policing questions or general advise, you can visit the Ask the Police website. Here you will find a wealth of information on criminal offences, crime prevention, road traffic and legal proceedings.