Cranham Police urge public to use 101 number in non-emergency

PUBLISHED: 10:45 19 July 2012

Pc Julie Wade is helping make the public aware of the new 101 number

Pc Julie Wade is helping make the public aware of the new 101 number


Cranham police officers have even been leaving messages in phone boxes - to publice the new 101 non-emergency number in their ward.

The Safer Neighbourhoods Team have also asked local shops and businesses to display info about the number to help raise awareness.

PCSO Julie Wade, pictured, said: “The 101 number has been designed to help communities to keep their neighbourhoods safe by giving them one easy way to contact their local police and to report non-emergency crime and disorder as well as making the police more accessible to their communities.

“It also helps reduce pressure on the 999 system and helps police put their resources where they are needed most.”

She added: “The public should continue to call 999 in an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened.”

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Romford Recorder