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New 101 number for non urgent calls to the Police.

posted 8 May 2013, 13:18 by Communications TEAM

101 is the new number to contact the police when it’s less urgent than 999.

The 101 non-emergency number will make it quicker and easier for you to contact the police when you don’t need an emergency response, for example to:

            Speak to your local police officer

            Report a crime that’s already happened, such as a theft or damage to property

            Get crime prevention advice

            Make the police aware of any policing issues in your area

101 will replace our current non-emergency number, 01786 456000,(which will be phased out gradually) and provides one easy-to-remember number to contact the police wherever you are in Scotland, or elsewhere in the UK.

The 101 non-emergency number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When you dial 101, the system will determine your location and connect you to the service centre covering your area. 

By having one easy to remember number, 101 should make the police more accessible while reducing pressure on the 999 system.

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