The new 101 national police non-emergency number has been launched in Northamptonshire (11/10/2011).
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From Monday 17 October, 101 will be the new number to contact Northamptonshire Police.
The 101 non-emergency number will provide you with a single, easy to remember number for you to call to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency police response.
You will be able to call 101 to report a crime that has already happened and any other incidents or concerns that do not require an emergency response. You can also call it to speak to your local Safer Community Team, to make a general enquiry or make us aware of any policing issues in your local area.
999 should still be used in an emergency, such as when a crime is happening, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, someone is injured, being threatened or a life is at risk, or there is a traffic incident involving personal injury or danger.
If you have any hearing difficulties or a speech impairment, a text phone will be available on 18001 101.
Calls to 101 from landlines and mobiles cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call or how long your call lasts.
101 is already in use in a number of areas across England and Wales and is being rolled out to the remaining police force areas on a phased basis over the next few months.
Our local number – 03000 111 222 – will remain available while 101 becomes established and for those calling from outside England and Wales, as well as for callers outside Northamptonshire where 101 is not yet live.
The dedicated ‘Watch Line’ number 01604 432436 is still fully operational and will remain so once 101 has been launched.
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