Two types of police force operate in the Capital City – the national police wear blue uniforms and drive grey vehicles marked POLICIE, while units of the city police wear black uniforms and drive cars marked MĚSTSKÁ POLICIE.

Their authority differs, but you can always ask any police officer for advice or assistance.

If a problem arises there are two emergency numbers you can use.

112 – the universal emergency number which will connect you to police, fire and ambulance services. This number can even be called from a mobile phone without credit or a SIM card. The operator, who can give advice in foreign languages, will be able to determine your present location.

158 – the emergency number for Police (Czech Republic) which should be used to report situations requiring immediate response in the case of danger to life, health or property, to report public disorder or give information in connection with a crime, a missing or wanted person, a car theft, accident, explosion, natural calamity, road accident or a vehicle towed away.

In the centre of Prague there are several police stations which operate 24 hours a day:

Staré Město (Old Town)     – Bartolomějská 14, Prague 1

Malá Strana (Lesser Town) – Vlašská 3, Prague 1

Nové Město (New Town)    – Benediktská 1, Prague 1

Nové Město (New Town)    – Krakovská 2, Prague 1

Nové Město (New Town)    – Hybernská 2, Prague 1

Vinohrady                         – Šafaříkova 12, Prague 2