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General enquiries

For general enquiries:

Please note: these channels are only staffed during office hours, Monday to Friday.

HMIC is not a police force and therefore does not investigate crime. In the case of an emergency, please dial 999. To report crimes and concerns that do not require an emergency response please call 101.

Complaints and misconduct

HMIC does not investigate individual complaints or incidents, these will be looked into by your local police force or the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

To read more about how complaints about the police are dealt with, please visit Our role in handling complaints and misconduct.

Social media


You can follow HMIC on Twitter to get the latest updates on reports, inspections and activities. Follow

The HMIC Twitter Policy lays out guidance on how HMIC uses Twitter.


You can also follow HMIC on , where you will find out about our work and any upcoming job vacancies.

Media enquiries

The HMIC Press Office is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. If you have a media enquiry, please:

Out of hours media enquiries

If you are a member of the press and media with an urgent query outside of normal Press Office working hours, please call: 07836 217 729.

Please note: this number cannot receive text messages.