999 Call..Female reporting a new electric meter which has been fitted keeps setting house alarm off...is this really an emergency?? #fcc24
999 Call - Female asking to be put through to her local takeaway as she left her credit card there! Is this really an emergency? #fcc24
999 call from a drunk male who cannot find his house keys!..is this an emergency? Spread the word:999 is for emergencies only! #fcc24
West Midlands police have released genuine calls deemed 'inappropriate', which are putting lives at risk.
The force contact centre has also launching a 24 hour tweetathon, where they are tweeting some real-time calls from 7am today until 7am tomorrow.
999 call asking if a wallet has been handed in! Such calls should be made via 101 to your local station! 999 for emergencies only! #fcc24
Interesting start to the shift..male called 999 to say he has a heart problem as he is in love with a girl whom he does not know! #fcc24
999 call just received from a man who wanted a refund for an expensive car wash! Spread the word: 999 is for emergencies only! #fcc24
999 call just received by a female who wants to report a complaint about British Gas. Help us to promote the correct use of 999! #fcc24
Lots of calls being made by children/babies playing with mobile phones today. They tie up 999 lines and are very time consuming... #fcc24
Busy today! 999 call just made to report a spiritual healer as a fraud - help us to educate people who waste police time! #fcc24
999 call just received from a male who wanted the police to come out to frighten his sister. What a waste of police time.... #fcc24
We've just received a 999 call from a young man at a phone box who is abusing our 999 operators. We are trying to trace who he is....#fcc24
999 emergency call received reporting a broken window overnight. This should've been reported on the non-emergency number: 101 #fcc24
Due to the number of calls, we operate a 'graded' policy - where officers respond to the most urgent ones as quickly as possible.
It's down to the 999 operator to grade the response given. There are three types of response: immediate, early and routine.
999 call just received from an unlocked phone in a pocket, tying up an emergency line. Remember to check your phone is locked! #fcc24
West Midlands police are today launching various genuine calls that are putting lives at risk for being 'inappropriate'.
The recordings include a caller reporting problems getting served in McDonalds; somebody who's forgotten their laptop password; and a man calling 999 to ask for the number for 101.
Police have released these genuine calls to bring home the serious side of inappropriate calls.
The force contact centre is also launching a 24 hour tweetathon today, where they will be tweeting some of the real-time calls they receive from 7am this morning until 7am on Saturday 2 February.
To listen to the three calls, follow this link: