This World Cup weekend, alongside the continuing warm weather, is expected to put considerable demand on Staffordshrie Police, so they are urging people to think before they call.
Whilst being confident they have prepared for every eventuality, Police are asking for help to reduce the record number of calls expected to be received because of the hot weather and the England match.
Superintendent Ricky Fields from Staffordshire Police said: “We are looking forward to a great weekend of sun and football and want everyone to have an enjoyable time. I am confident we have anticipated all eventualities and will provide an excellent service to the public, despite the challenging weather and level of demand expected. I would urge fans to think carefully about their behaviour during and after the match. While we don’t want to prevent people from enjoying themselves, criminal damage and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and could result in you being arrested.
“We are committed to supporting the people of Staffordshire, and want to provide the best service we possibly can. We all need to work together to achieve this.”
Advice for calling 999:
• call when it’s an emergency
• a crime is in progress
• someone suspected of a crime is nearby
• when there is danger to life
• when violence is being used or threatened
• If you have knowledge or suspicion of imminent terrorist activity call 999 immediately. Otherwise you can call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.
When to call Police on 101:
Examples of the proper use of 101 include reporting a car as stolen, damaged property or anyone suspecting drug dealing in their neighbourhood.