Report a missing person
You do not have to wait 24 hours to report someone missing.
Your report will be dealt with by our control room in exactly the same way whether you report it online or call 101. You will get an email confirming that we've got your report and telling you what will happen next. And you may find it easier to answer the questions online at your own pace.
Before you start to fill in a missing person form, we will ask you a few questions to make sure reporting them missing online is the right thing to do.
Report someone you've lost touch with
Someone you have lost touch with is not classed as a missing person.
If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.
If it isn't an emergency but you still want to talk to the police, you can call 101, or report a crime online.