Police support in an emergency

  • Overall co-ordination of the emergency services
  • Life saving in conjunction with other emergency services
  • Providing inner and outer cordons around the incident scene
  • Traffic control
  • Setting up and staffing a casualty bureau
  • Identifying fatalities on behalf of HM Coroner
  • Maintaining order and preventing crime
  • Managing the media
  • Investigating the cause of the incident
  • Setting up a temporary mortuary facility
  • Protection and preservation of scene of crime activities/investigation
  • Restoration of normality


  • Emergency - always dial 999 textphone 18000
  • Non-emergency - dial 101 textphone 18001 101

For more police contact information, including local police stations please visit Metropolitan Police.

Updated: 11 March 2013