When should you dial 999?

999 v 101 POLICEOur Neighbourhood Police Team have asked that we remind the public about the circumstances in which 999 is appropriate.

101 v 999   – Calls to 999 only if life threatening or damage/theft to property AT THE TIME.  All other calls to 101.  Police advise only call for police on 999 when:

  • There is a danger to life or a risk of injury being caused imminently. Examples include serious road accidents, assaults or serious disorders.
  • A crime is in progress. Examples include assault, burglary, and theft or if an offender is still on scene, or has just left the scene.
  • Police attendance is required immediately such as to prevent a breach of peace, someone acting suspiciously or someone who is about to commit an offence.

About Sue Sambells

Editor of Bramcote Today. Trustee of Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood Watch. Lead Coordinator for RVR, Bramcote - Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
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