Please find the following internet link provided by the Home Office concerning the new non-emergency 101 police contact number. This number can be used to make contact with your local police station via a national link. Calls will cost 15p no matter how long the call takes.
The change has been brought about because it is clear that whilst the majority of UK citizens know how to access the police in an emergency via 999, many do not know how to contact the police in a non-emergency, reverting to 999 which can cause delays to the police in responding to real life threatening issues
Additional information can be found at the following web address: www.homeoffice.gov.uk/101