New police hotline operators field 15,000 calls

New police hotline operators field 15,000 calls

By Gareth Dennison | 12/12/2011 0 comments

New police hotline operators field 15,000 calls

A NEW police phone number received more than 15,000 calls in its first month.

More than 500 people a day are now ringing South Yorkshire Police’s non-emergency 101 line.

But more residents are still calling the old number, which is being slowly phased out.

Head of communications Supt Adrian Moran said: “It’s important that our communities know how to contact us and the most appropriate way to contact us to resolve their issue.

“Calls to the 101 number are answered by specially-trained staff here in South Yorkshire.”

The 101 number should be used for calls less urgent than 999 incidents, where life is in danger or a crime is in progress. All calls to the new line cost 15p.

Tags


No messages

Please login or register to enter your message click here



Spotted something we should know about?

Call our Newsdesk on 01709 803562
Or email newsdesk@rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk
Message us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheRotherhamAdvertiser/