The Sakhile Police informed the public on 29 January of its new telephone number.
The community is requested to use 017 714 9600 when reporting crime.
The change is due to the installation of new telephones in their offices.
The previous number, 017 714 7149, is no longer in use.
“We also urge the community not to misuse the number,” Const Duduzile Zwane, communications officer, said.