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
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