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101: new non-emergency number for Herts Police

posted 6 Jul 2011, 04:04 by Tomo   [ updated 6 Jul 2011, 04:11 ]
The new non-emergency number of 101 for contacting Hertfordshire Police has been launched at the start of July 2011.

101 will gradually replace the current non-emergency number, 0845 33 00 222. However, the changeover will not happen immediately and ‘0845’ number is expected to be in place for approximately a year, running in tandem with 101 to ensure a smooth transition.

This is part of a countrywide initiative where all forces are due to adopt the number by December, in phases. Herts Police is in the first phase of forces to adopt 101.

101 will cost 15p for the duration of the call, whether made from a landline or mobile phone. However, for those whose current service plans give them free calls to 0845 numbers, it will still be possible to contact the Constabulary non-emergency service on landline number 01707 354000, which is also a free number on some phone packages.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired, the textphone service 18001 101 is still available.

Note that residents who are in Chenies and in Buckinghamshire (and hence in Thames Valley police area) are not yet covered by the 101 service.

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