Coronavirus (Covid-19): We're asking you please to only call 999 if it is an emergency and 101 if it is urgent. If you can, use our online services. If you’re looking for information about the government instruction to stay at home and how that may affect you, you'll find guidance on Gov.uk. We’ll be updating information on our services over the coming days, please check online for those updates.
If you have speech or hearing difficulties or find it hard to communicate
We have several ways for our deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired or deaf-blind communities to contact us if you struggle with our main contact methods.
In an emergency
Use our emergency text service – 65999
This mobile phone text service is for those who are deaf or speech impaired and those who can't use a voice phone.
Please note, also try other ways to contact us as text messages are not guaranteed to arrive quickly.
When you send a text to 65999, please key in these details:
which emergency service you need police, fire, ambulance or coastguard
what the emergency is
the exact location of the emergency
Your message goes to Sussex Police Control, who’ll deal with your request for the emergency services. As soon as they receive the text, they’ll reply to confirm they've got it and may ask you more questions.
Pegasus card scheme
If you have speech or communication difficulties, join our Pegasus card scheme, which could save you time and help you in an emergency.
If it's not an emergency
Minicom: 01273 483435 (Please make sure you include the area code. This is a text-only service.)