75 years of the 999 Emergency Number

Seventy five years ago this weekend the first ever emergency number system anywhere in the world came into being in London with the introduction of the 999 call – marking a sea-change in the way the public communicated with the Metropolitan Police. The MPS will be marking the anniversary by launching its first ever live twitter feed from one of its three central communications complexes (CCC) where ‘first contact’ operators answer tens of thousands of emergency calls every week. For twelve hours on Friday 29 June, the public will be able to get an understanding into the huge variety of … Continue reading 75 years of the 999 Emergency Number