USE 999 PROPERLY

To educate and inform the public in the correct and proper use of the 999 emergency telephone system in the UK.

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OUR AIM

It is our aim to educate and inform all members of the public in the UK on the correct and proper use of the 999 system.

 

Use It...

...don't ABUSE it! You will receive an emergency vehicle with a fully qualified member of staff to help deal with your emergency. If you abuse the 999 system, you could put other lives at risk and deprive someone who really needs us of emergence assistance.

POLICE

 

Police operators are skilled individuals who are trained to use their professional judgement in prioritising work. It is recognised that this can be frustrating for callers but the operators endeavour to deal with all calls as quickly and efficiently as possible. All calls are recorded for training and reference purposes.

An emergency is described as:

  • a threat to life - by another person or by an injury

  • or when there is a need for immediate police action

The Operator will need to be told:

  • who you are, your address and telephone number

  • where the incident is taking place, be as specific as possible

  • what is happening

Standards for 999 calls
We aim to answer:

  • 85% of all emergency calls within 10 seconds

  • if your call requires an immediate police response we will arrive at the scene of 80% of those incidents within 15 minutes.

For non emergency crimes, please telephone your local Police. The telephone number will be in the phone book, or report crimes, in confidence, to CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111.

 
 


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