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Police release latest misplaced 999 call

September 16, 2018
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Nottinghamshire Police has released the latest misplaced emergency call it has received, as the force continues to highlight the number of inappropriate emergency calls being made to its emergency call handlers.

In the past few weeks alone, people have dialled 999 to ask the force’s Control Room to book them a taxi, give advice on issues with rats in their property, talk to them about lost property, let them know about train timetables and even find out when their car insurance is due to expire.

These calls to the force’s emergency 999 call handlers take its dedicated team away from dealing with genuine emergencies, meaning they can’t be at the end of the phone when people really do need them the most.

Please use 999 responsibly

Please think before dialling and only call 999 when life is in danger, someone is seriously injured, someone is using or threatening to use violence, a crime is in progress, there is serious damage being caused to property or whenever else an immediate police response is required.

For all other non-emergency policing matters, please call 101 or visit the Advice Centre on the Nottinghamshire Police website – www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice – for advice on how to deal with hundreds of policing and non-policing matters.

By only calling 999 in a genuine emergency, you can help to ensure the force’s emergency call handlers can be on-hand when people really do need them.