Click on the tabs below for useful contact information.
In an emergency you should always dial 999. But there are many instances where other contacts are also useful.
If you are hard of hearing, you can also text the Police in case of emergencies. You need to register your phone beforehand by texting 'register' to 999 and following the instructions. Text 999 with the service you require (Police, Fire, Ambulance, Coastguard), what is happening in brief, and where it is happening (give house number, street, postcode, or nearby landmark). Try to keep your text short (less than 160 characters) so that it is sent in one message rather than two. For more information, go to: www.emergencysms.org.uk
You can now dial 101 to speak to the police for all non-emergencies.
Reporting a crime that has already happened such as vandalism, anti-social behaviour or stolen property is classed as a non-emergency. You should also dial 101 to report any suspicious activity you see.
Minor crimes that don't require immediate assistance (such as reporting criminal damage) can be reported on the West Yorkshire Police website: www.westyorkshire.police.uk/reportcrime
You can also text the Police on 18001101 to report non-emergencies.
NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM
To speak with the police about crime & safety issues in your area, get in touch with your local neighbourhood policing team: www.westyorkshire.police.uk/npt.
To view live and interactive maps of the crime being reported in your area, visit: www.police.uk.
BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE
For safety advice when travelling or out and about, visit the BTP microsite: www.btp.police.uk/pickpockets, or follow them on twitter: @btp_uk
To report a crime on the rail network call 0800 405040
If you feel vulnerable you can also report minor crime and anti-social behaviour by text on 61016
In an emergency call 999
‘ASK THE POLICE’
If you want answers to more general enquiries about crime visit: www.askthe.police.uk.
Universities across Leeds encourage their students to report any crime they have been a victim of.
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
Emergency: 0113 343 2222
Non-emergency: 0113 343 5494
LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Emergency: 0113 812 4444/0113 230 7249 (out of hours)
LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Emergency: 0113 2837 203/0113 2837 100 (out of hours)
Non-emergency: 0113 283 7196
LEEDS COLLEGE OF MUSIC
During normal office hours contact Anne Best on 0113 2223514 or Dawn Moore on 0113 2223411
One of a Unions’ biggest responsibilities is to help students who have become a victim of crime.
Student advice centres are there to provide free, informed & confidential advice on all aspects
of student welfare.
LEEDS UNIVERSITY UNION ADVICE CENTRE
Where: Located on the first floor of the main union building.
When: Open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.00pm.
LEEDS MET STUDENTS' UNION SUPPORT & ADVICE
Where: Located on the first floor of the Woodhouse building.
When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10am to 4pm. Thursday: 1pm to 4pm.
LEEDS TRINITY STUDENTS' UNION WELFARE SERVICE
Where: The LTU Welfare office is located on the first floor of the union building.
When: Drop-in every Tuesday & Thursday. 11am-2pm.
The Crime Reduction Partnership (CRP) brings together a number of different partners in Leeds with the aim of making students 'feel safe in their homes, on the streets and places they go'. The group includes Leeds College of Music, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds Trinity University College, Leeds University Union, Safer Leeds, Spencer Properties, University of Leeds, and the West Yorkshire Police.
Knowledge is funded by John Spencer from Spencer Properties and Safer Leeds, without whom, we wouldn't be able to help you!
Spencer Properties (UK) Ltd is a reputable family business which has over 40 years experience of providing TOP quality student & professional accommodation in the Headingley, Hyde Park and Leeds area. We are extremely delighted to be able help people in the local community by supporting the Knowledge campaign over the next three years. Working closely with all partners involved, it is hoped that this project will have a significant impact on helping students and the local community to reside in a much safer environment and we are proud to be involved.
We are a well established company and pride ourselves on supporting such a worthwhile local campaign and our company and staff are excited to be a part of this new chapter in the Knowledge campaign.
Safer Leeds is a partnership aimed at reducing the fear of crime. Their involvement and resources are invaluable to Knowledge and allows the project to make sure students get the best advice and safety information available.