Cops mark anniversary of non-emergency number

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Twitter users are reminded to follow Derbyshire Constabulary’s feed tomorrow for an online quiz to mark the first anniversary of the launch of the national 101 non-emergency number.

The force introduced the number on October 24 last year as part of a national move to make it easier to call police in a non-emergency.

The force will be holding a Twitter quiz to highlight when to use the 101 number and a virtual surgery for people to ask call handlers questions about the types of incidents they have to deal with tomorrow (Wednesday, October 24).

The quiz will run from 10am to 4pm with the hashtag #999 or 101 based on hypothetical incidents which will be tweeted throughout the day.

Followers are encouraged to tweet the force with which is the most relevant number to ring and also any questions they may have about how the force deals with incidents and handles calls.

Follow Derbyshire Constabulary on Twitter @DerbysPolice.

The virtual surgery will run from 7pm to 8pm and users can log on to the force website at this time for a live chat with officers who answer both 999 and non-emergency calls.

Calls to 101 are 15p for the duration of the call, whether from a landline or a mobile. Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired callers can access the service via textphone on 18001 101.

Always ring 999 in an emergency. An emergency is where there is a crime in progress, or an immediate threat to life or property.

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