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Non-emergency police number launched in North Yorkshire


12:01am 13th December 2011

A new non-emergency police number's been launched in North Yorkshire.

101 is for none urgent situations.

It's already been successfully trialed elsewhere and is in operation in neighbouring West Yorkshire.

It's come about because some of you have misused 999, like these callers:





Information from North Yorkshire Police

A regional police briefing is being held at Durham Constabulary on Tuesday 13th December 2011.

The purpose of the briefing is to launch the new police non-emergency number 101.

The launch is regional and will be on behalf of Durham Constabulary, Northumbria Police, Cleveland Police, Cumbria Constabulary and North Yorkshire Police.

The scheme is backed by the following officers.

  • Chief Constable Jon Stoddart (Durham)
  • Chief Constable Sue Sim (Northumbria)
  • T/ACC Adrian Roberts (Cleveland)
  • Deputy Chief Constable Tim Madgwick (North Yorkshire)
  • Assistant Chief Constable Michelle Skeer (Cumbria)
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