Hoax calls to emergency services

It's an offence to make a malicious or hoax call to the emergency services.

If an emergency service is busy attending a hoax call, they could be prevented from attending a genuine call. This can cost lives and is a waste of valuable resources.

The police will deal with hoax calls made to emergency services.

Report hoax calls

If you know someone who's made a hoax call, please get in touch. You could save a life by doing so. By making a report, you'll help the police, and other partners, to identify individuals who'll be prosecuted.

You can make a report to South Yorkshire Police by calling 101.

For more information about what's considered an emergency, visit 'ask the police' website.