Emergency Numbers in Colombia

Numbers for police, ambulance, fire and rescue services: who to call in an emergency in Colombia...

In the event of an emergency in Colombia, most emergency contact numbers are three digits, making them easy to remember. Tourist police will guarantee English-speaking operators, other lines may have English speakers. The national emergency number allows for any type of emergency call and will re-direct to the appropriate service.

Service Telephone
National emergency number (24-hour general line) Tel: 123
Tourist Police Tel: (1) 3374413
Metropolitan Police Tel: 112
Information Tel: 113
Fire Tel: 119
Medical Emergencies Tel: 125
Traffic Police Tel: 127
Red Cross (24 hour ambulance) Tel: 132
Toxicological Centre Tel: 136
Civil Defense Tel: 144
DAS (Security Department) Tel: 153
DIJIN (Directorate of Judicial Police) Tel: 157
GAULA (Kidnapping and Extortion Squad) Tel: 165
Citizen information line Tel: 195

Useful Numbers and Helplines

Service Telephone
American Embassy Emergency Number Tel: (1) 2752000
British Embassy Switchboard Tel: (1) 3268300
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia Tel: (1) 5662008
Automobile Club of Colombia 24-hour road service Tel: (1) 4895050
Alcoholics Anonymous (English-speaking meetings) Tel:  (1) 2843428