Monday, 21 November 2011

E-Cops - 101; Single Non-Emergency Number For Police

I wanted to let you know that you can now contact Cambridgeshire Constabulary on 101 for all non-emergency calls. The 0345 456 456 4 number will remain in use alongside 101 for several months to allow people time to get used to the new number.

The change comes part of a national programme to make 101 the single non-emergency number in England and Wales, giving residents an easy-to-remember number to contact local police wherever they are.

The call system is designed to recognise where you are calling from and connect you with the local police service. If you did not want to speak to your local force, or the force area you are in, you will be given the option to be connected to different one. 

The number change does not affect the way that calls are handled and we will continue to take non-emergency calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Please continue to call 999 when an immediate response is needed because a crime is happening, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, or someone is in danger.

Kind regards,
Superintendent Mike Brown
101

http://www.police.uk/101 - Details on 101 and the national roll-out