New police phone number

LINCOLNSHIRE Has launched a new, easier to remember non-emergency phone number.

As of the start of this week, people wishing to call the popolice for non-emergency matters should dial 101.

Chief Insp Simon Craft, head of the force control room said, “Our communication with the public is vital. The 101 number makes the process of contacting us in a non-emergency that little bit easier.

“We have probably missed out on calls from some members of the public who in the past have not known the number to ring and don’t want to tie up 999.

“Over time we hope the 101 number will become common knowledge across the county. It will also help to ensure that the 999 is used only in emergencies when an immediate response is necessary.”

The number has already been adopted by other police forces as part of a national roll out aimed at easing pressure on the 999 number and to help tackle crime and disorder.

Calls to 101 will be handled 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Calls from landline and mobile networks cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day or how long you are on the phone.