What is the new Police Number 101 all about?

New Non Urgent Contact Number for the Police
 
You can now call Kent Police for non-urgent issues on 101. The number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each call to 101 will never cost more than 15 pence – no matter what time of day you call, how long the call lasts or even if you call from a mobile.
 
To make it quicker and easier for the public to get in contact with the local police, 101 has been introduced in England and Wales. It gives a simple, easy to remember number to call to report crime and other issues which do not require an emergency response. You can also call 101 to speak to your local neighbourhood officer, to make a general enquiry or to make Kent Police aware of a policing issue where you live.
 
Calling 101 for situations that do not require an immediate police response helps keep 999 available for when there is an emergency. 
 
What classes as an emergency? 
 
An emergency is when a crime is happening, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, someone is injured, being threatened or a life is at risk, or there is a traffic incident involving personal injury or danger.