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Inappropriate 999 calls

#999Calls   Throughout December, Devon & Cornwall Police are running a campaign to help manage demand on their contact centre during the festive season. Every Christmas and New Year, calls to 999 increase and whilst a lot are genuine emergencies, many are not.  In November alone we have seen a 23% increase in 999 calls compared to last year, and it is expected this continued increase will be seen over the festive period. As part of the campaign, we have created a series of funny videos to accompany real recordings of inappropriate calls to the emergency 999 number. 

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Silent 999 calls

Silent 999 calls are not automatically transferred to the police, as they may have been dialled accidentally. However there is a procedure which the police request the emergency operator to follow for silent 999 calls that means that if you have made an emergency call but cannot speak (for example because you believe you will be in danger if you are heard), please dial 55 when asked to do so.

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Emergencies 999

Phone 999 immediately if life is threatened, if people are injured, if there is a fire, if offenders are nearby, if immediate action is required to save lives, stop injury or catch criminals. You can ask for the coastguard, the ambulance service the fire service or the police.

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Call 999

If someone is hurt bad, if there is a fire, if someone is drowning, if nasty people are scaring you call 999.

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Non Emergency Directory (NED)

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